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I am a writer and actor of Russian-Jewish and Iraqi-Muslim heritage and 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 currently writing Akram Khan's Jungle Book: Reimagined which will premiere at The Curve Leicester in April 2022 before embarking on its world tour. Click here

 

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

 

As an actor, my screen credits include: 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 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.

 

I was shortlisted for the BBC Writer’s Academy 2020, making the final 12 out of 1100.

 

I have 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 Reimagined is a brand-new work based on the original story by Rudyard Kipling with an original score and performed by an ensemble of ten dancers, with a text by Tariq Jordan, dramaturgy by Sharon Clark, and a music contribution by Anoushka Shankar. Bringing together lighting by Michael Hulls, visual stage design by Tom Scutt, animation by Naaman Azhari, projection by Yeast Culture, and the insight of film director Andy Serkis, the visual technology will turn the stage into a magical world that dives into the myths of today.

 

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