For over two decades, Khayaal has broadened the horizons of cross-cultural audiences by adapting works of Muslim literature that have never before seen the lights of the stage. By making one of the most under-represented canons of world literature accessible to theatre audiences, we are successfully founding a new exciting arena and channel for discovery, dialogue and conviviality. 

From the well known tales of the 1001 nights and those of Rumi to lesser-known and virtually unknown tales from an extensive range of Muslim subcultures and authors, we work to creatively and imaginatively demonstrate shared values and aspirations.

Some of our authors: Al Ghazali, Al Jahiz, Attar, Galib, Hafez, Ibn Arabi, Ibn Daniyal, Ibn Farid, Ibn Tufail, Ikhwan al Safa, Iqbal, Jami, Khayyam, Mian Mohammed Baksh, Miskawayh, Rumi, Sa’di, Sam’ani

Some of the Muslim subcultures we’ve covered: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Britain, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Yemen and more