October 2021 — November 2021

10 Nights

by Shahid Iqbal Khan

Tamasha and Graeae in association with Bush Theatre

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.

Nominated for three Offies

Nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre

Nominated for an Asian Media Award for Best Stage Production


Bush Theatre

7 Uxbridge Road Shepherd's Bush London W12 8LJ

14 Oct — 13 Nov

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Yasser Zaqi Ismail

Aftab Safyan Iqbal

Aneela (Performance interpreter) Sumayya Si-Tayeb & Chandrika Gopalakrishnan

Creative team

Writer Shahid Iqbal Khan

Director Kash Arshad

Designer Khadija Raza

Lighting Designer Sara Burns

Sound Designer Sarah Sayeed

AV Designer / Consultant Reuben Cook

Movement Director Jennifer Kay

Dramaturg Dipo Agboluaje

Assistant Director Lilac Yosiphon

Production Team

Production Manager Callum Finn

Stage Manager Gemma Scott

"A slow-burning, smartly written character study"

  • The Stage

"Transcendental, universal and relatable"

  • Liam O'Dell

"A truly unique performance. British Sign Language is used beautifully"

  • North West End