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Khayaal Theatre Company
Khayaal Theatre Company (KTC) is delivering award-winning Muslim heritage and multi-faith storytelling performances and workshops around the country. KTC draws upon Muslim literary heritage and the experience of Muslims in Britain to develop and shape stories for British audiences. The project aims to make Muslim literary heritage accessible to contemporary audiences, focusing around themes of female empowerment, the Golden Age of Islam and the environment.
With Palestinian Dabke (folk dance) at its heart, Ivo Theatre and Al Zaytouna Dance Theatre are producing and staging a new dance-theatre production that explores the complex existence of a young Muslim man from Gaza living in exile in the UK.
The project will host one show of I Have Two Names at Rich Mix in July and two shows at Cockpit Theatre in November. These will be accompanied by free Dabke workshops for the public to learn and experience the traditional dance.
This September, Kiln Theatre will be staging their first ever Community Play, The Seven Ages of Patience. With 100 members of the Brent community taking part on and off stage, the play will showcase the rich diversity that dwells within Brent, celebrating the borough, its history and its people.
Written by Chinonyerem Odimba, the play is comprised of material gathered from Brent residents encouraged to reflect on their childhood or arrival in Brent and their experiences living and working in the borough during the second half of the 20th century.
(Image credit: Khayaal Theatre, Saleh Ahmed)