HAKAWATIS - The Women of the Arabian Nights

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Hannah Khalil

Published by Methuen Drama

Large Mixed Cast

Hakawati /hak?'w??ti/

Noun - Storyteller

From the Arabic terms 'hekaye' meaning story and 'haki' meaning to talk

A tyrant revenges his wife’s infidelity by wedding, bedding and beheading a new bride every day

Years later, only five brides-in-waiting remain

These women are unapologetic, and united in their fight to keep themselves – and the whole of womankind – alive

They’ve got other ideas for their future, and it starts with a story ...

This fearless new play examines the unifying power of storytelling as ancient tales are reclaimed, rewritten and reimagined by Globe Resident Writer, Hannah Khalil

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