10 Nights

by Shahid Iqbal Khan
Directed by Kash Arshad

A Graeae and Tamasha production in association with Bush Theatre

14 Oct - 6 Nov 2021
Bush Theatre, London

Watch the teaser trailer below:

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.

All performances of 10 Nights will be audio described, will creatively integrate captioning and British Sign Language (BSL) and will be performed in a Relaxed Environment. 

Digital recording 

While we would love to see you for a performance for 10 Nights, we understand if you’re not ready to return to a live theatre setting yet. For this reason, we will also be offering a full digital version of the play, details of which will be released shortly.

If you are interested in watching the digital recording, and would like to be one of the first to hear more, please register your interest at the short form here.

Please note: Each performance of 10 Nights will only have an audience of maximum 60 people. 

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  • Zaqi Ismail, 10 Nights, photo Ali Wright
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Cast
  • Aftab
    Safyan Iqbal
  • Yasser
    Zaqi Ismail
  • Aneela (Performance Interpreter)
    Sumayya Si-Tayeb
  • Aneela (Performance Interpreter)
    Chandrika Gopalakrishnan
Credits
  • 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
Performance schedule
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    10 Nights

    All performances include creative captioning, BSL and audio description.

Partners
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  • Garfield Weston
  • Esmee Fairbairn Foundation