RECENT & UPCOMING WORK
TARTUFFE - Royal Shakespeare Company
Played from 7 SEP 2018 to 23 FEB 2019, Swan Theatre, Stratford-Apon-Avon. Playing at Birmingham Rep Theatre, 20 March - 4 APRIL 2020.
Molière’s classic is brought bang up to date in this brand new version by BAFTA and Emmy-Award winning writers, Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto (The Office, Goodness Gracious Me, The Kumars at No. 42).
Tartuffe has the gift of the gab. A spirituality. A certain aura about him….that comes only when you’ve got Allah on your side, hundreds of Twitter followers and access to the family’s bank account.
Watch the lies and deceit unfold in this wickedly hilarious Brummy satire of faith, family and #fakingit.
EASTERN EYE ARTS, CULTURE & THEATRE AWARDS 2019 - Nominated as a finalist for BEST ACTOR (Theatre) for Tartuffe (& Winner of BEST PRODUCTION).
Birmingham Rep Theatre:
LOVE, BOMBS & APPLES by Hassan Abdulrazzak
This award-winning show made it's US DEBUT in 2018 at the POTRERO STAGE in San Francisco (GoldenThread.org).
It played at THE KENNEDY CENTER, Washington DC in March 2019, as part of World Stages, presented by the Sundance Institute.
LOVE, BOMBS & APPLES - WINNER of OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION at Theatre Bay Area Awards 2018 (US Debut).
LOVE TYPE D - A feature film by Sasha Collington. Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June, 2019
COMBUSTION - written by Asif Khan
Bradford, in the month of Ramadan. Latching on to the latest grooming scandal, racists plan to march through the city, while Shaz, a local garage mechanic, desperately tries to keep his business running smoothly so he can marry well. In this combustible atmosphere, his sister Samina is determined to make her voice heard.
Bradford-born Asif Khan’s debut play is a comic take on the combustion surrounding young British Muslim lives in the North today.
Winner of BEST STAGE PRODUCTION at the Asian Media Awards 2017 and BEST PRODUCTION at the EASTERN EYE ARTS, CULTURE & THEATRE AWARDS 2018.
“★★★★ A brave, important and necessary play... If I were running the National, I’d pick up this play pronto to ensure it’s amplified further.”
“★★★★ [Asif Khan's] debut outing as a playwright is impressive, bringing clarity and humour to dark and difficult material.”
“★★★★ A triumph: a savagely funny, thought-provoking piece, which lingers long in the memory.”
“★★★★ Asif Khan will be familiar to London audiences primarily as an actor, but in Combustion, he proves to be as adept a playwright as a performer.”
“★★★★★ Pure magic.”
IMAAM IMRAAN - For the National Youth Theatre. Written by Asif Khan, Directed by Iqbal Khan. Premiering in Bradford, July 1st to 4th, as part of the Bradford Literature Festival.
HAMLET & THE CHERRY ORCHARD - Theatre Royal Windsor. Directed by Sean Mathias.
Young Muslim Voices
A short film 'Flight' written by Asif Khan, produced by: www.voicesoflondon.com.
WHEN THE CROWS VISIT
By Anupama Chandrasekhar. Directed by Indhu Rubasingham.
Kiln Theatre 23rd Oct - 30th Nov.
A KIND OF PEOPLE by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti.
Royal Court Theatre, 5th Dec - 18th Jan
THIS WEIRD NORMAL - A new five-part audio fiction podcast written by Stella Kammel, Asif Khan and Susan Wokoma.
A new five-part audio fiction podcast about seven young actors who had planned to take a theatre show to the Edinburgh Festival. Then the pandemic struck. Now it's June, and for some of the group it feels as if they are faced with a choice. Do they just sit about waiting for something – anything – to happen? Or do they start making plans?
This Weird Normal is based on an original idea by Asif Khan and was developed with Stella Kammel and Susan Wokoma. It is a RADA Audio Production. It was recorded by RADA sound specialists.
Find This Weird Normal on Spotify, Apple podcasts and on all your favourite podcast platforms.
ImagiNation - produced by Theatre Centre and Theatre 503.
A THREE YEAR OLD IN LOCKDOWN by Asif Khan
19 of the UK’s most exciting writers have written a collection of stories for the nation, exploring humanity and the unprecedented circumstances we’ve been living in during 2020. Now it’s over to you to perform and record them. Individuals, families, flatmates, friends, strangers, school groups, care homes, youth theatres, anyone; we want to see what you will do with them.
JABALA AND THE JINN - A new play for children and families
Written by Asif Khan
Produced by AIK productions & Turtle Key Arts
Directed by Rosamunde Hutt
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 tells the funny and poignant story of a little girl’s playful and adventurous encounter with a very cheeky Jinn.
The development of the play has been supported by Stratford Circus, Kala Sangam & The AMAL Foundation.