Exciting cast and creatives for 10 Nights UK Tour


Phizzical Productions announce the exciting cast and creatives for 10 Nights UK Tour

Press night: Friday 9th February, 7:30pm, Omnibus Theatre, Clapham UK Tour: February – March 2024


Phizzical Productions are overjoyed to announce the fantastic cast and creative team for their UK tour of Shahid Iqbal Khan’s Olivier Award- nominated play, 10 Nights. Starring Azan Ahmed (Van der Valk, ITV X; The Tempest, The Globe Theatre), this moving and funny production follows one man’s spiritual journey of self-discovery and faith.

Telling a warm story of forgiveness and acceptance, 10 Nights will have audiences embark on a spiritual sleepover, contemplating faith, friendships, and future. 10 Nights was written by Oliver Award nominated playwright and Offies finalist, Shahid Iqbal Khan (Stardust, Belgrade Theatre; Sheltering, BBC Radio 4), who made his radio debut earlier this year with Love Across The

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Azan Ahmed will lead as the role of Yasser, in this powerful one-man production. Azan kickstarted his career, in the Almeida Young Company and moved on to the Bush Theatre Company. He can currently be seen in season three of ITV’s Van Der Valk, as Eddie Suleman, and earlier this year in ITVX’s new comedy Count Abdulla. Ahmed’s other theatre credits include, The Father and The Assassin at The National Theatre, Conspiracy at The New Diorama Theatre, and Cacophony at The Yard Theatre.

Sâmir Bhamra (Bombay Superstar, UK Tour; Stardust, Belgrade Theatre) is the founder and artistic director of Phizzical Productions, as well as being the creative director of the UK Asian Film Festival. Having delighted, inspired, and nurtured audiences of all ages and backgrounds, he aims to tie together the performing arts and cinema influences across his work. Other credits of his include, Bring on the Bollywood at The Belgrade Theatre, Precious Bazaar and Make U Amazing (BBC).

Costume design will be led by Simron Sabri (Wonderous Stories, Commonwealth Games 2022; Roshni, Birmingham Hippodrome), with sound design from musician and composer, Sarah Sayeed (Santi and Naz; Edinburgh Fringe; Richard II, The Globe) and Reuben Cook who has worked in-house at Oxford Playhouse, Sadler’s Wells and Hackney Empire. Lighting projections will be from London-based comic, illustrator and artist Rudi Okasji-Henty, with lighting design from Rajiv Pattani (Trueman and the Arsonists, Roundhouse; Strategic Love Play, Paines Plough Roundabout).

Phizzical Productions produce world class entertainment, bringing bold and adventurous South Asian arts and cultural experiences to audiences around the country. They are committed to challenging the status quo and promoting equality to bring new perspectives to stories that engage and entertain.

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