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Hakawatis: Women of the Arabian Nights

  • Theatre, Drama
Hakawatis, Shakespeare’s Globe, 2022
Photo by Shakespeare’s Globe

Time Out says

The Globe’s seasonal show is this new play based on the framing story of the ‘One Thousand and One Nights’

The Globe’s writer-in-residence Hannah Khalil’s latest show for the theatre is a riff on the classic ‘One Thousand and One Nights’. Written in collaboration with Hanan al-Shaykh, Suhayla El-Bushra and Sara Shaarawi, ‘Hakawatis’ means ‘storytellers’, and is set deep into a tyrannical ruler’s length killing spree of his numerous wives. Now only five brides in waiting are left… can they talk their way out of this one? Pooja Ghai directs.


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