10 Nights

by Shahid Iqbal Khan
Graeae and Tamasha in association with Bush Theatre presents
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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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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.

Education Programme
Book a tailored zoom workshop for groups aged 14+. Designed and delivered by highly skilled Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists.

In this workshop, participants will be guided through 10 stages that will explore personal responses to the play 10 Nights. No previous experience of writing is needed as the workshop will be tailored to each group.

Find out more and book your place here.

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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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