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Asif Khan’s new children’s play, Jabala And The Jinn, will be streamed live from the Coventry Belgrade Theatre on the final Saturday of next month.
It will be followed by a Q&A with Asif and director Rosamunde Hutt, as well as the show's performers and creative team.
A pre-recorded performance of the show will then be available to stream on the theatre’s website. The stream will be available to viewers for 24 hours after it is first accessed.
Telling the story of a little girl’s playful and adventurous encounter with a very cheeky genie, Jabala And The Jinn combines new writing with physical theatre and music.
Award-winning playwright and actor Asif Khan is passionate about creating stories which draw on his own experience of growing up as a Muslim in Britain. He is particularly keen to represent Muslim characters and communities in stories for younger audiences.
“We don’t see much theatre or many stories about British Muslims," said Asif, "particularly for this age group (five- to eight-year-olds). These are children who are experiencing theatre for the first time, so seeing something that they can relate to will bring them back to the theatre again. It’s so important to see yourself represented… I know growing up I didn’t have that, and we can underestimate how important that is to children.”
Jabala And The Jinn will be live-streamed at 3pm on Saturday 27 March and will be followed by a live Q&A. It will then be available to stream from Wednesday 31 March to Saturday 24 April. Tickets priced from £10 are available online at belgrade.co.uk.
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