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Presented by Lung in association with Leeds Playhouse
Written by Helen Monks & Matt Woodhead
Cast: Komal Amin, Mustafa Chaudhry, Gurkiran Kaur, Qasim Mahmood and Keshini Misha

The story of a community torn apart by racial division, ‘British values’ and the culture of Prevent.

Trojan Horse follows the real-life stories of Muslim teachers and governors who were accused of plotting extremism in Birmingham schools, a local story that hit the national news.

Adapted from the testimonies of those at the heart of the UK Government’s inquiry, critically acclaimed theatre company LUNG (who brought The 56 to Live Theatre in 2016) investigate what really happened.

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Cast

Komal trained at East 15.
Her theatre credits include: Trojan Horse (Lung Theatre & Leeds Playhouse), Bombay Noir (Brolly Productions & Theatre Royal Stratford), Silent Sisters (Mukul and The Ghetto Tigers), Aviatrix (Ivo Theatre & Palestinian National Theatre), No Dogs No Indians (Penned In The Margins & Alchemy Festival Southbank), Sweets and Chocolates (Kali Theatre & RADA Festival).
TV Credits include Trigonometry (BBC), Man Like Mobeen (BBC), Holby City (BBC), and Blackout (Channel 4).

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Komal Amin

Komal trained at East 15.
Her theatre credits include: Trojan Horse (Lung Theatre & Leeds Playhouse), Bombay Noir (Brolly Productions & Theatre Royal Stratford), Silent Sisters (Mukul and The Ghetto Tigers), Aviatrix (Ivo Theatre & Palestinian National Theatre), No Dogs No Indians (Penned In The Margins & Alchemy Festival Southbank), Sweets and Chocolates (Kali Theatre & RADA Festival).
TV Credits include Trigonometry (BBC), Man Like Mobeen (BBC), Holby City (BBC), and Blackout (Channel 4).

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Mustafa Chaudhry

Mustafa most recently played Lewis in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s promo for Shakespeare’s
King John.
He attends First Act Workshops in Birmingham (the replacement group for the ITV workshop), both of which were attended by Lung’s Helen Monks.
After graduating with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of York, Mustafa decided to pursue acting, thanks to getting ‘the bug’ whilst playing Biff Loman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. He has since attended the Street Voices playwriting course at Freedom Studios in Bradford, Tracey Street’s Foundation Acting course in Birmingham and the Old Vic Theatre Summer School.
Trojan Horse will be Mustafa’s first UK tour.

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Gurkiran Kaur

Gurkiran Kaur graduated from The Bridge Theatre Training Company after receiving an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Theatre Credits:
Dishoom! (Rifco Arts, Watford Palace & Oldham Coliseum), Pink Sari Revolution (Leicester Curve & West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Test (Southwark Playhouse), Globe Town (Rich Mix), Tiddlywinks (Theatre 503), Still Life (National Theatre Studios & Kali Theatre), The Crossing (Tamasha Theatre Company), Vagina Monologues (NAWP at The National Theatre), Not In My Name (Fuse Theatre & Theatre Vertitae Tour), Project Runway (Rudolf Steiner), Lotus Beauty (The Gate).
Radio & Filming Credits: Ordinary Heroes Radio Drama (PGM TV & BBC Radio 4), Our Girl (Day For Night Films), Spectrum London (R Kive Productions), Rohan (Kwanon Films), Southbank Centre Goes Bollywood (Southbank Centre), Haram Chai (Colour Pictures),What If (R Kive Productions & Embeesea Media), Oxasians & Story of Ram Sahai (Talking Pictures Ltd), Paul Chowdhry’s Street Fighter Pick Up Lines (Channel Flip).

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Qasim Mahmood

Qasim has just graduated from Rose Bruford College. Theatre includes:
Imaam Imraan, Reluctant Fundamentalist, Homegrown (National Youth Theatre).
Television includes: Doctors (BBC).
Film includes:
We can be heroes (Heroes production).

Trojan Horse is Qasim's professional stage debut.

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Keshini Misha

Keshini trained at Rose Bruford College as an Actor Musician.
Theatre Credits: Rapunzel (Hoxton Hall), The Ladykillers of Humber Doucy Lane, The Country Girls (Chichester Festival Theatre). Alice in Wonderland (Derby Theatre), 1001 Nights (Transport Theatre), Around The World in 80 Days (NIE), 1001 Nights UK Tour, The Canterbury Tales (Palace Theatre Watford), UK tour of Sita’s Story (Tara Arts), Tiny Tempest (Mini Mall Theatre), Moon and Genie (The Half Moon Theatre). Yellow Moon (The National Theatre of Scotland and Citizens Theatre Glasgow).
She has also worked with Tamasha theatre company at The Unicorn, The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham, as well as working for CBeebies, MTV and Paramount Comedy.

★★★★★ 'Piercing, relevant, terrifying and beautifully told..'

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  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
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