Penny Appeal, an international humanitarian charity, are exclusively hosting the UK screenings of the highly anticipated Muslim comedy film, American Sharia.
The family-friendly film will be shown in 22-city’s in the UK from February 2015.
The movie tells the story of a Muslim detective who has his own prejudices against Islam, following constant exposure to Islamophobia. His transformational journey, which results in ending rising Islamophobic tensions between the police and the community he serves is seen throughout the film.
American Sharia stars some of the world’s leading Muslim entertainers, including the movie’s main star and host of the tour, Omar Regan – a renowned Hollywood actor and household name for stand-up comedy.
“It’s an alternative form of entertainment, during a time where we are surrounded and exposited to increasing negativity and profanity. I’m really excited to watch my film with UK audiences and support Penny Appeal at the same time.”
The tour is an exclusive part of Penny Appeal’s charity extravaganza month, Smile Relief, which aims to raise money for orphans around the world.
Penny Appeal CEO, Aamer Naeem, adds: “Smile Relief is a special month where we’ll be encouraging people to download our fundraising pack and raise money for orphans. We’ll also be broadcasting a special telethon live on British Muslim TV during February.
|London: Wednesday 11th FebruaryHackney Empire, 291 Mare St, London, E8 1EJ|
|Luton: Friday 13th FebruaryThe UK Carnival Arts Centre, 3 St Mary’s Road, Luton, LU1 3JA|
|Leicester: Saturday 14th FebruaryPeter Williams Lecture Theatre, Leicester, LE1 7RH|
|Nottingham: Sunday 15th FebruaryTBC|
|Derby: Tuesday 17th FebruaryDerby QUAD, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AS|
|Leeds: Wednesday 18th FebruaryCarriageworks Theatre, Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD|
|Sheffield: Thursday 19th FebruarySheffield CIty Hall, Barkers Pool, Sheffield, S1 2JA|
|Bradford: Friday 20th FebruaryLife Centre, Wapping Road, Bradford, BD3 0EQ|
|Newcastle: Saturday 21st FebruaryDance City, Temple Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4BR|
|Middlesbrough: Sunday 22nd FebruaryTBC|
|Wakefield: Wednesday 25th FebruaryTBC|
|Edinburgh: Thursday 26th FebruaryScotland’s New Writing Theatre, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED|
|Glasgow: Friday 27th FebruaryTBC|
|Manchester: Saturday 28th FebruaryTBC|
|Bolton: Sunday 1st MarchTBC|
|Liverpool: Wednesday 4th MarchThe Dome, 35 Renshaw Street, Liverpool, L1 2SF|
|Coventry: Thursday 5th MarchThe Welcome Centre, Parkside, Coventry, CV1 2HG|
|Bristol: Friday 6th MarchUniversity of Bristol Students Union, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1LN|
|Birmingham: Saturday 7th MarchThe ICC Birmingham, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA|
|Cardiff: Sunday 8th MarchMarble Hall, Cathay’s Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ND|
|Slough: Tuesday 10th MarchTBC|
|East London: Wednesday 11th MarchTBC|