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Sun 20 Mar

Jabala and the Jinn

A story of a little girl’s encounter with a very cheeky Jinn.

We’re in Bradford. It’s been a few months since Jabala’s beloved Mum died. Dad is a brilliant father, but it’s an effort to get to school on time every day.

One morning, when she says goodbye to her house as usual, Jabala hears a voice replying to her in Arabic. But no one’s there. Could it be Mum? Has she imagined it?

With the help of a ‘Refugee Boy’ at school, a Shakespeare enthusiast called Munir, she summons... a Jinn. But this is no ordinary ‘Jinn’, as told in grandma’s stories and Jabala is in for a surprise.

As the day of Eid approaches, events take a drastic turn and Jabala is forced to make some difficult decisions. Will things come together in time for the celebration?

Using physical theatre, original music and vivid design, this new play by award-winning writer Asif Khan is a funny and endearing story for the whole family. 

Venue: Studio Theatre

“Bursting with energy…fresh and fast-moving” British Theatre Guide 

“there is lots of humour in Jabala and the Jinn but wrapped up in the fun are lots of messages around acceptance, love, friendship and difference.” Weekend Notes 

“Fun, charming and thoughtful” BrumHour 

“a piece of drama which explores complex themes on growing up, honesty, and friendship. A lovely, multi-layered performance.” Lou Reviews 

Ages 5 - 11
Running Time: 50 mins (no interval)

Tickets from £9
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Dynamic pricing applies to this event. This means that the price of individual seats may increase based on demand, so it's best to book early.

In line with government guidelines, we have returned to full capacity for events and seating for this performance is not socially distanced. 

Please wear a face covering whilst in the building, including when you're seated in the auditorium. This is now required by law in most indoor public settings including theatres and cinemas. This does not apply to children under 11 and those who are medically exempt. Staff will continue to wear face masks too.

In addition, we ask visitors to:

  • Scan the NHS Covid-19 Test & Trace QR code on arrival
  • Be aware of their proximity to others when moving around the building
  • Use contactless payment methods where possible

We will update the information on this page as and when restrictions change. Read more about our current procedures.

Booking Info

Tickets from £9

Ages 5 - 11

Pick & Mix
Book 3 shows, save 15%
Book 4 or more shows, save 20%
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