Ambreen Razia



Ambreen Razia is an actress and writer best known for her one woman show, The Diary of a Hounslow Girl, published by Aurora Metro books and currently in development as a TV series. Ambreen’s second play, POT, focuses on girls in gangs, exploring the landscape of Britain’s children in the care system who are impacted by gang culture. She won Best Newcomer at the Asian Media Awards in 2016.

Acting credits include Murdered by my Father (BBC Three), On the Middle Day (Old Vic Theatre) and Random Acts (Channel 4). The Diary of a Hounslow Girl was nominated for best stage production at the AMA awards in 2016.

In the press

"Ambreen Razia proves to be as talented a writer as she is a performer. Smart, astute and funny.” ★★★★The Stage

"Ambreen Razia’s performance is astonishing and engaging"
★★★★★ British Theatre Review



Ambreen offers outreach work around the themes of her plays, including gang violence, identity, cultural and generational barriers, female solidarity, mother and daughter relationships, and children in care.

Current productions


Louisa wakes up in a flat on her estate surrounded by debris from last night’s blow out. Her boyfriend, Josh’s effort to conceal last night’s events is faltering. With the front door sealed and no signal on her phone, she realises she is not alone. Is Miles her means to get back to the world and reclaim her existence?

POT explores the landscape of Britain’s invisible children, adrift in the care system and inadvertently impacted by gang culture.

Available to tour internationally in 2018.

The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is told through the eyes of a 16-year-old British Muslim Girl growing up in West London. From traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus this is a funny, bold, provocative play highlighting the challenges of being brought up as a young woman in a traditional Muslim family alongside the temptations and influences growing up in and around London. A story of dreams, aspirations and coming of age.

Available to tour internationally in 2018.