Trojan Horse


Jess                                                    Komal Amin

Rashid                                                Mustafa Chaudhry

Farah                                                  Gurkiran Kaur

Tahir                                                   Qasim Mahmood

Elaine                                                 Keshini Misha

Urdu Audio Translation

Elaine, Farah & Jess                          Madiha Ansari 

Rashid & Tahir.                                   Uzair Bhatti

Sound Engineer                                Kaviraj Singh

Creative & Production Team

Engagement Manager                  Madiha Ansari

Cover Model.                                  Amy Bainch

Associate Director.                         Gitika Buttoo

Producer.                                         Ellie Claughton 

Carpenter.                                       Jon Claughton 

Production Manager                      Crin Claxton 

Sound designer                               Owen Crouch

Assistant Producer.                         Grace Dickson 

Deputy Production Manager.       Alex Earl 

Design Consultant.                          Rana Fadavi 

Academic Advisor.                         John Holmwood

Touring Exibition Artist                     Faisal Hussain 

Engagement Consultant.              Siara Illing-Ahmed

Engagement Associates                Jannat Iqbal &                                                                         Nitha Noor

Script Consultant                            Aisha Khan 

Touring Stage Manager.               Camille Koosyial

Writers.                                             Helen Monks                                                                            & Matt Woodhead  

Lighting & Projection Design         Will Monks 

Script Translator.                             Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi

Rehearsal Stage Manager.           Marie-Angelique St Hill

Rehearsal Translator.                      Umber Qureshi

Vocal and Dialect Coaches.        Gary Owston &

                                                          Joel Trill

Director                                            Matt Woodhead

'Why Should I continue to be tolerant, when the world has been so intolerant of me?'

Trojan Horse was a local story that hit the national press, accusing ‘hardline’ Muslim teachers and governors of plotting extremism in Birmingham schools. Adapted from the real-life testimonies of those at the heart of the UK Government’s inquiry, critically acclaimed theatre-company LUNG investigates what really happened. Originally developed with Leeds Playhouse, and winner of Amnesty International Freedom of Expression & Fringe First awards, Trojan Horse is the story of a community torn apart by racial division, ‘British values’ and the culture of Prevent.

‘a sober, forceful condemnation of injustice'



The Guardian


The Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award

Fringe First Award 2018

Summerhall Lustrum Award

Muslim Engagement and Development

Award for Best Islamophobia Awareness Partner

‘a boldly physical and passionate piece of documentary theatre which looks behind the headlines to the human stories beneath'


The Independent

The Campaign

Alongside the play we are working with the accused teachers, governors and pupils to run

The Trojan Horse Campaign.



LUNG is a Registered Charity.

Our address is 4 Old Cubley, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 9AW and Charity Number is 1187346

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