ONE MAN’S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY IS ABOUT TO BEGIN…AFTER HE’S POSTED ONE LAST TIKTOK.
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 play, 10 Nights is the story of one man’s journey of self-discovery, and facing the consequences of your actions.
Performed in English with some Urdu and Arabic references.
Writer Shahid Iqbal Khan, who joined the Phizzical Productions family as a mentee in 2006, is excited to tour his joyous play in a new staging of this Olivier nominated play.
10 Nights was developed through the Write To Play programme by Graeae Theatre Company. It was originally co-produced by Graeae and Tamasha, in association with the Bush Theatre in 2021.
Wed 7 – Wed 21 February 2024
1 Clapham Common Northside, London SW4 0QW
Fri 23 – Sat 24 February 2024
Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1TF
Sun 25 – Tue 27 February 2024
Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex. UB3 2UE
Fri 1 – Sat 2 March 2024
Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB
Reviews of the play
“a seldom-told experience of a young Muslim man grappling with his identity” – NORTHWESTEND.COM
“10 Nights is a very enjoyable, thought-provoking and moving play” – The Theatre Times
“slow-burning, smartly written” – THE STAGE
“a captivating piece of storytelling, featuring a community that remains underrepresented on stage, and it has a lovely heart” – What’s on Stage