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.
JAMIL'S LEGENDARY STAG NIGHT - Written by Asif Khan. Following his first full-length play Combustion at the 2017 Festival, Asif Khan returns with a first reading of his new comedy Jamil’s Legendary Stag Night, commissioned by Rifco Theatre Company, Watford Palace Theatre and supported by the Channel 4 Playwright Scheme.
Young Muslim Voices
A short film, produced by: www.voicesoflondon.com.