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Share in the unifying power of storytelling as ancient tales are reclaimed, rewritten and reimagined for Hakawatis: Women of the Arabian Nights in our candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Hakawati /hakəˈwɑːti/. Noun: Storyteller. From the Arabic terms hekaye meaning story and haki meaning to talk.

A tyrant revenges his wife’s infidelity by wedding, bedding and beheading a new bride every day. Years later, only five brides-in-waiting remain.

These women are unapologetic, and united in their fight to keep themselves – and the whole of womankind – alive. They’ve got other ideas for their future, and it starts with a story…

This fearless new play, a co-production with Tamasha Theatre Company, is directed by their Artistic Director, Pooja Ghai (Lotus Beauty, Hampstead, Lions and Tigers, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse) and written by Globe Resident Writer Hannah Khalil (The Fir Tree, Henry VIII, Globe), with contributions from Hanan al-Shaykh, Suhayla El-Bushra and Sara Shaarawi.

Access Performances: Relaxed Performances: Wednesday 21 December 2022 7.30pm, Saturday 7 January 2023 2.00pm. Captioned Performances: Saturday 7 January 2023 2.00pm, Monday 9 January 2023 7.30pm, Wednesday 11 January 2023 7.30pm. Audio-described: Saturday 17 December 2022 2.00pm, Friday 13 January 2023 7.30pm.

Important COVID-19 information

Covid safety

This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.

Important Information

Contain adult themes that some children may find upsetting

Due to the intimate nature of the theatre, we may be unable to admit latecomers so please arrive in plenty of time before the performance.

Access Performances:
Relaxed Performances: Wednesday 21 December 2022 7.30pm, Saturday 7 January 2023 2.00pm.
Captioned Performances: Saturday 7 January 2023 2.00pm, Monday 9 January 2023 7.30pm, Wednesday 11 January 2023 7.30pm.
Audio-described: Saturday 17 December 2022 2.00pm, Friday 13 January 2023 7.30pm.
 

Important COVID-19 information

Covid safety

This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.

Age Restrictions

Contain adult themes that some children may find upsetting

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Thu 1st December 2022 until Sat 14th January 2023.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

2.00pm

Tue

-

Wed

Thu

7.30pm
7.30pm

Fri

7.30pm

Sat

7.30pm
2.00pm

Sun

-

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Details

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London Underground Icon Tube lines: Jubilee And Northern

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Facilities at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Location

21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT
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Hakawatis - Globe

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Bankside, London

Running until:
Sat 14th January 2023

Tickets from
£ 5.00