Sister Radio

By: Sara Shaarawi

Promotional illustration for Sister Radio by Sara Shaarawi. A pale peach background with a navy graphic of a radio in front of two doorways, one leading to a street in Edinburgh and the other to a street in Tehran. The words

By: Sara Shaarawi

Directed by: Caitlin Skinner

Co-produced by: Stellar Quines and Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Co-commissioned by: Stellar Quines and Pearlfisher

Sisters Fatemeh and Shirin have been living together, in the same flat in Edinburgh, for 43 years. In this flat they cook, read their coffee grains, listen to the radio, and try to remember their childhoods in Tehran but they no longer talk to one another. When a global pandemic hits and the sisters are locked in their flat, they are forced to reckon with their memories of a betrayal that changed the course of their relationship.


Book Tickets


  • Lanna Joffrey


  • Nalân Burgess


Creative Team

  • Sara Shaarawi


  • Caitlin Skinner


  • Becky Minto

    Set and Costume Designer

  • Kate Bonney

    Lighting Designer

  • Farzane Zamen


  • Saffy Setohy

    Movement Director

About The Show

Sister Radio is a tender and evocative new play by Sara Shaarawi (Niqabi Ninja), co-produced by Stellar Quines and Pitlochry Festival Theatre. It was commissioned by Stellar Quines and Pearlfisher.

It is a vibrant yet nostalgic play reflecting on both migration and family as well as being a celebration of culture from two very different places.

The play will premiere as part of the summer season at Pitlochry Festival Theatre and will be the first show run in the theatre’s new Studio space.

Sister Radio will tour in Autumn 2022. More details to be announced.


  • Sister Radio world premiere at Pitlochry Festival Theatre

    Press release 29.06.2022


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