Hakawatis, Globe Theatre

Hakawatis: Women of the Arabian Nights Tickets

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

Ancient tales reclaimed in the candlelit surrounds of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Share in the unifying power of storytelling as ancient tales are reclaimed, rewritten and reimagined for Hakawatis: Women of the Arabian Nights in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Hakawati /hakəˈwɑːti/. Noun: Storyteller. From the Arabic terms hekaye meaning story and haki meaning to talk.

This fearless new play, a co-production with Tamasha Theatre Company, is directed by their Artistic Director, Pooja Ghai (Lotus Beauty, Hampstead, Lions and Tigers, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse) and written by Globe Resident Writer Hannah Khalil (The Fir Tree, Henry VIII, Globe), with contributions from Hanan al-Shaykh, Suhayla El-Bushra and Sara Shaarawi.

Hakawatis: Women of the Arabian Nights is booking from 1 December 2022 until 14 January 2023 at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe.

What is Hakawatis: Women of the Arabian Nights about?

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…

Who is in the cast of Hakawatis?

Casting to be announced.

Creative team

Written by Hannah Khalil. Directed by Pooja Ghai.


Show Information

Running time
To be confirmed
Performance dates
1 December 2022 - 14 January 2023
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday

Important Notes


Important COVID entry requirements

Covid safety
The venue follows government guidance on COVID-19 safety measures


Venue Information

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, South Bank, SE1 9DT
Nearest Tube or Train: London Bridge (Jubilee line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 45, 63, 100, 15, 17, 11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76, 381 , RV1, 344
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Ticket Information

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