Hakawatis: Women of the Arabian Nights
Hakawatis: Women of the Arabian Nights

Hakawatis: Women of the Arabian Nights London Reviews and Tickets

(2 Ratings)
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Enchanting, Clever, Cultural, Raunchy, Intelligent

About the Show

Globe Resident Writer Hannah Khalil's reclamation of the Arabian Nights tales. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (2)

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33 Reviews | 0 Followers
Enchanting, Entertaining, Cultural, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You enjoy exploring other cultures through theatre. You like good acting enthused with traditional song.

Don't see it if You don’t like dark staging. You want more of a big production.

25 Reviews | 2 Followers
Raunchy, Enchanting, Great writing, Intelligent, Clever

See it if You like female-centric stories and storytelling - there are A LOT of stories told over the course of the play.

Don't see it if You need more razzle-dazzle in your theatre experience. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

London Theatre
December 21st, 2022

"What happens next? The play deliberately doesn’t say, allowing audiences to continue the storytelling in their own heads – the conclusion is ours to write for ourselves."
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The Stage (UK)
December 19th, 2022

"Beautifully, Arabic words, phrases and traditions are thrown into the dialogue, and authenticity permeates Ghai’s production. It’s not a faultless adaptation of a myth, but it is charming: an old story with fresh meaning."
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The Arts Desk
December 19th, 2022

"The message of solidarity may be heavy-handed, but it’s keenly felt, and loudly applauded by a largely female audience."
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