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I am a writer, actor, and educator of Russian-Jewish and Iraqi-Muslim heritage. And with that heritage came stories... And the passion to tell them. I was born and raised in London, with my childhood being spent in Manchester. I trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. 

I am the writer of Akram Khan's Jungle Book: Reimagined which is currently on its world tour until 2024. Venues include: The Curve, Leicester; Chatelet, Paris; Sadler's Wells, London, and Edinburgh International Festival. 


My debut play Ali and Dahlia, inspired by my experiences working in Palestine, premiered at the Pleasance Theatre Islington in spring 2019 directed by Kerry Kyriacos Michael MBE. The play received 3 OffWestEnd Award nominations, including Most Promising New Playwright, and was a finalist for the Best Play Award in the 2020 Writers’ Guild Awards

I was shortlisted for the BBC Writer’s Academy 2020, making the final 12 out of 1100 and was part of the Hampstead Theatre’s INSPIRE 2020-21 Writer's Collective under the mentorship of Artistic Director Roxana Silbert and playwright Roy Williams.


As an actor, my screen credits include: Death in Paradise (2021 Christmas Special), George Gently, Spooks, Dr Who, Law and Order, Lewis, Shameless, and White Girl by Abi Morgan. Theatre credits include: Guantanamo (London's West End & Capitol Hill, Washington DC), The Bomb (Tricycle Theatre) both directed by Nicolas Kent; Pip in Great Expectations (ETT) directed by Nikolai Foster, and Wah Wah Girls (Sadlers Wells) directed by Emma Rice. 


I have also written articles for the Big Issue and the Guardian: Click here


I am currently developing my next couple of plays and a host of exciting new ideas for the screen.

Image by Markus Winkler
Akram Khan's Jungle Book

Akram Khan’s Jungle Book Reimagined, a brand-new work based on the original story by Rudyard Kipling with an original score.

World Tour


Fundación Teatro a Mil, Santiago, Chile  ( 11 - 15 Jan )

Baluarte, Pamplona, Spain  ( 21 Jan )

Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Spain  ( 25 - 30 Jan )

Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa, Portugal  ( 17 - 18 Feb )

Espace des Arts, Chalon-sur-Saône, France​  ( 15 Mar )

Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, UK  ( 4 - 15 April )

Future performances to be announced including USA, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Singapore.

Akram Khan on Jungle Book reimagined | 2022 International Festival

Guardian Article

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