Jabala and the Jinn

Published by KalaSangam on

11 am & 2pm | Sat 19 & Sun 20 Feb | Pay What You Decide

Written by Asif Khan
Produced by AIK Productions and Turtle Key Arts

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.

11 am & 2pm | Sat 19 & Sun 20 Feb | Pay What You Decide

Brochure image illustration by Nadine Kaadan.

“Asif Khan’s well-written play draws the audience in with this charming adventurous tale, both children and adults alike will be captivated by this heart-warming story.” West End Best Friend ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“a beautiful reminder of the power of live performance. This production had me hooked from the get-go. I loved it.” Beyond The Curtain ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Bursting with energy…fresh and fast-moving” British Theatre Guide

“there is lots of humour in Jabala and the Jinn but wrapped up in the fun are lots of messages around acceptance, love, friendship and difference.” Weekend Notes

“Fun, charming and thoughtful” BrumHour

“a piece of drama which explores complex themes on growing up, honesty, and friendship. A lovely, multi-layered performance.” Lou Reviews

The development of the play has been supported by Stratford Circus, Kala Sangam & Amal

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