10 Nights – digital release

by Shahid Iqbal Khan
Directed by Kash Arshad

A Graeae and Tamasha production in association with Bush Theatre
  • The Stage "A slow burning, smartly written character study." Read more...
  • North West End "A truly unique performance. British Sign Language is used beautifully." Read more...
  • Liam O'Dell "Transcendental, universal and relatable. "
  • Whats On Stage "A captivating piece of storytelling...affecting and uplifting." Read more...

Watch the trailer for the digital release below:

Following the acclaimed, award-nominated run at the Bush Theatre in autumn 2021, Graeae and Tamasha’s production of 10 Nights – Shahid Iqbal Khan’s funny and moving new play – is available to watch online for one week only in January 2022. 

One man’s spiritual journey is about to begin…after he’s sent this tweet.

When Yasser decides to take part in itikaf, sleeping and fasting in the mosque for the last ten nights of Ramadan, he soon regrets his decision. But as he navigates smug worshippers, shared bathrooms, and recurring thoughts of chunky chips, Yasser’s isolation forces him to confront a side of himself he’s been trying to keep hidden.

A moving and funny new play by Shahid Iqbal Khan and directed by Kash Arshad, 10 Nights is the story of one man’s journey of self-discovery, and facing the consequences of your actions.

10 Nights originally played at the Bush Theatre, London from 14 October – 13 November 2021.

10 Nights Audience Workshop
Book a free workshop with Graeae, An Introduction to Writing, inspired by 10 Nights. Find out more here

Important details for online stream:

Online performances of 10 Nights begin promptly at 7.30pm GMT Monday to Saturday, or 2.30pm GMT on Wednesday and Saturday. The stream will be available to watch on demand for 48 hours from the date and time selected.  Each online performance is a filmed live show, streamed to audiences. It can be watched on a web browser via Google Chromecast, or Apple TV, Android TV, or Amazon Fire TV.

In conversation with Shahid Iqbal Khan and Kash Arshad:



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  • Zaqi Ismail, 10 Nights, photo Ali Wright
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  • Zaqi Ismail and Safyan Iqbal,10 Nights, photo Ali Wright
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  • Zaqi Ismail, 10 Nights, photo Ali Wright
  • Zaqi Ismail, Sumayya Si-Tayeb and Safyan Iqbal,10 Nights, photo Ali Wright
  • Zaqi Ismail and Safyan Iqbal, 10 Nights, photo Ali Wright
  • 10 Nights rehearsals
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  • Aftab
    Safyan Iqbal
  • Yasser
    Zaqi Ismail
  • Aneela (Performance Interpreter)
    Sumayya Si-Tayeb
  • Aneela (Performance Interpreter)
    Chandrika Gopalakrishnan
  • Writer — Shahid Iqbal Khan
  • Director — Kash Arshad
  • Associate Director — Lilac Yosiphon
  • Designer — Khadija Raza
  • Lighting Designer — Sara Burns
  • Sound Designer — Sarah Sayeed
  • AV Designer / Consultant — Reuben Cook
  • Movement Director — Jennifer Kay
  • Dramaturg — Oladipo Agboluaje
  • Casting Director — Sarah Hughes
  • Audio Description consultant — Gurpreet Singh
  • Urdu translator — Syed Fawwad Naqi Raza
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  • A production photo from 10 Nights, showing Zaqi Ismail playing Yasser, wearing a topi and looking to one side. Text reads 10 Nights by Shahid Iqbal Khan, directed by Kash Arshad. Streaming Internationally 10-15 January 2022. Streamed Show, presented by Graeae and Tamasha. Productions

    10 Nights – digital release

    Graeae and Tamasha’s acclaimed production of 10 Nights, available to watch online from 10-15 January 2022.

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