Dramatisation of McCarten’s explosive novel; pleading for tolerance, the freedom of individuals, and the freedom of art. Azime is 20 years old and shy. She is Kurdish but grew up in London. She lives in two different worlds. She secretly visits a comedy course, and later slips into a niqab and becomes the world’s first Muslim comedienne. Her appearance is explosive: her family is against her, the British press celebrates her as a sensation, and the Internet is hot with death threats.