10 Nights

by Shahid Iqbal Khan
Graeae and Tamasha in association with Bush Theatre presents
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23 Oct to 06 Nov

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.

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10 Nights Pre-Show Information


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, there will also be a full digital version of the play made available, 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.


Due to COVID isolation requirements, 10 Nights will be performed without BSL at certain performances between Weds 20 and Weds 27 Oct. We are very sorry for this change. If you have booked tickets for an affected performance and this impacts your access to the show, you do not need to do anything – our team will be getting in touch with you. We are a small team so please bear with us.

Zaqi Ismail and Safyan Iqbal will continue to appear at all performances. If this change doesn’t impact your access to the performance, we look forward to welcoming you to the Bush Theatre to enjoy Shahid Iqbal Khan’s brilliant play.

The impacted performances are:

  • Sat 23 Oct, 3pm
  • Tues 26 Oct, 8pm
  • Weds 27 Oct, 3pm and 8pm

Times & Prices

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Dates

23 October - 06 NovemberFrom £10

  • Student/Under 26 (ID Required): From £12.50
  • Unemployed: From £12.50
  • Access: From £10
  • Standard: From £10
  • Senior Citizens: From £12.50

Saturday Matinees

23, 30 October and 6 NovemberFrom £20

  • Student/Under 26 (ID Required): From £17.50
  • Unemployed: From £17.50
  • Access: From £15
  • Standard: From £20
  • Senior Citizens: From £17.50

Wednesday Matinees

27 October and 3 NovemberFrom £15

  • Student/Under 26 (ID Required): From £17.50
  • Unemployed: From £17.50
  • Access: From £15
  • Standard: From £20
  • Senior Citizens: From £17.50

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Ticket info

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Age Guidance

14+

Content Warnings

Performances will contain the use of strong language throughout, and depiction of a seizure. See the 'Pre-Show information' for more show information and content guidance.

Running time

80 minutes with no interval

Access details

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

Please note:

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

Update:

Due to COVID isolation requirements, 10 Nights will be performed without BSL at the following performances:

- Sat 23 Oct, 3pm

- Tues 26 Oct, 8pm

- Weds 27 Oct, 3pm and 8pm.


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Cast

Safyan Iqbal
Safyan is a Deaf actor living in Cardiff, Wales. His short film credits include “Nuff Said” Miss Walters (2019), Worriment (2021) and Silence (2021). 10 Nights marks his professional stage debut.
Zaqi Ismail
Zaqi trained at Rose Bruford College. His credits on television include Baptiste 2, Lady Parts (Series 1), Britannia (Series 1 and 2), Strike Back Reboot, Indian Summers Series II and Doctor Who. Films include Summer in Shade and theatre performances include The Dishonoured (Arcola Theatre & UK Tour) and Three Wise Monkeys (Bush Theatre).

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22 Oct
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22 Oct
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22 Oct
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Ceri Lothian
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22 Oct
Such a pleasure watching this, feeling seen and exploring a human story rarely if ever spoken about anywhere, let a… https://t.co/dg5c9wuiiu
Saher Shah
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21 Oct
Such a pleasure watching this, feeling seen and exploring a human story rarely if ever spoken about anywhere, let a… https://t.co/dg5c9wuiiu
Saher Shah
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21 Oct

Bush Green

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Kash Arshad x Jenny Sealey | In Conversation

 Kash Arshad, director of 10 Nights, and Jenny Sealey, Artistic Director of Graeae, sit down at the Bush to chat. They discuss all things 10 Nights – the process of making, the changes to the show, and the ways they have experimented with integrated creative access.  Last week, Graeae, Tamasha and the Bush announced…

Get to know… Shahid Iqbal Khan

Ahead of his play 10 NIGHTS, we caught up with the very lovely human, playwright Shahid Iqbal Khan. Shahid is an alumnus of Graeae’s Write To Play programme in 2018. His plays include The Smile of Despair and Stardust (both with Phizzical Productions) and he recently wrote a short piece Never Been Away for Tara Theatre. What’s the best thing about being a…

Reece Lyons x Mika Onyx Johnson | In conversation

 Reece Lyons (star of Overflow) and Mika Onyx Johnson (creator and star of Pink Lemonade) sit down in front of the Museum of Transology exhibition at the Bush to discuss telling authentic, unheard stories and what it means for two shows exploring trans narratives to be programmed side-by-side. You only have a couple of…