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 Hisham, Ibn Tufail, Ikhwan al Safa, Iqbal, Jami, Khayyam, Mian Mohammed Baksh, Miskawayh, Rumi, Sa’di, Sam’ani, Abdul Sattar Edhi
Some of the Muslim subcultures we’ve covered: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Britain, China (Hui & Uighur), Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Yemen and more