zainab

I’m a performer who’s inspired by amazing creatives who have made an impact in the world like Alvin Ailey and Akram Khan, and Cicely Tyson and Viola Davis. These individuals have been pioneers in their crafts and they have inspired me to push myself creatively and make work that moves people.

Barrel Organ and English Touring Theatre are making an adaptation of the classic novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, due to tour nationally in 2021/22, and we are working with 15 young people from across the UK to make it happen. Meet more of the Tess Young Company here. 

Poem – Tess Not Taking Angel Back

 

My body, my mind, my soul

Every fibre of my being bleeds for Angel

I wanted the love he promised me

I want the love he promises me

 

Pain.

Every day, all-encompassing pain

My body, my mind, my soul

Every fibre of my being screams out in pain

 

“You are not so fickle”

But I am

I cannot let Angel back in

I will not let Angel back in

“You are not so fickle”

But I am

Time ran out for us

Time ran out for us

And I refuse to break my heart one more time

 

Time is infinite

But we have run out

My body, my mind, my soul

Every fibre of my being cries out in agony

I waited for you to come back to me

But we have run out of time