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Jabala & the Jinn

Tue 19 Apr 2022


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Ages 5-12


£12* | £10* Concession | £37.50* Family Ticket


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Jabala & the Jinn


Written by Asif Khan
Produced by AIK Productions and Turtle Key Arts
Brochure image illustration by Nadine Kaadan.

A story of a little girl’s encounter with a very cheeky Jinn.

We’re in Bradford. It’s been a few months since Jabala’s beloved Mum died. Dad is a brilliant father, but it’s an effort to get to school on time every day.

One morning, when she says goodbye to her house as usual, Jabala hears a voice replying to her in Arabic. But no one’s there. Could it be Mum? Has she imagined it?

With the help of a ‘Refugee Boy’ at school, a Shakespeare enthusiast called Munir, she summons… a Jinn. But this is no ordinary ‘Jinn’, as told in grandma’s stories and Jabala is in for a surprise.

As the day of Eid approaches, events take a drastic turn and Jabala is forced to make some difficult decisions. Will things come together in time for the celebration?

Using physical theatre, original music and vivid design, this new play by award winning writer Asif Khan is a funny and endearing story for the whole family.

The development of the play has been supported by Stratford Circus, Kala Sangam & The AMAL Foundation.


Writer Asif Khan, an award-winning playwright and actor, is passionate about creating stories drawing on his own experience of growing up as a Muslim in Britain. He is particularly keen to represent Muslim characters and communities in stories for younger audiences.

“We don’t see much theatre or stories about British Muslims, particularly for this age group (5-8 years). These are children who are experiencing theatre for the first time, so seeing something that that they can relate to will bring them back to the theatre again. It’s so important to see yourself represented,  I know growing up I didn’t have that, and we can underestimate how important that is to children.”  


  • Tue 19 Apr: 11am
  • Tue 19 Apr: 2pm




RIAD RICHIE – Munir & Dad

ANSHULA BAIN – Understudy (Jabala)


Writer: Asif Khan

Co-Producer: AIK productions

Co-Producer: Turtle Key Arts

Director: Rosamunde Hutt

Designer: Mila Sanders

Composer: James Hesford

Lighting: Aideen Malone


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If you’re coming as a family, then your booking will be discounted automatically to £37.50 at checkout. This includes 2 x adults and 2 x children, or 1 x adult and 3 x children.


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