Produced by Phizzical Productions and directed by Samir Bhamra, 10 NIGHTS runs in London until 21st February before heading out on tour across the UK. The tour includes the Tobacco Factory in Bristol, Curve Leicester and the Beck Theatre in Hayes.
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.
10 NIGHTS was originally developed through Graeae Theatre Company's 'Write to Play Programme'. It ran at the Bush Theatre in 2021 in a prodction co-produced by Graeae and Tamasha, in association with the Bush Theatre.
Shahid Iqbal-Khan, who joined Phizzical Productions as a mentee in 2006, is currently a writer on attachment with Paines Plough. He is a recipient of the Peter Shaffer Commission from the National Theatre and Bolton Octagon and a member of the Almeida Genesis 'New Playwrights, Big Plays Programme'. He is currently on a fellowship with Factory International and he was recently commissioned by New Vic Theatre and Appetite to work on their 'Punjab To The Potteries' project.
You can find out more about 10 NIGHTS, including information on how to buy tickets, here.