Sole Purpose 25 Years: Festival of Theatre for Social Change


A Collection of Muslim Heritage Tales

from Khayaal Theatre Company


Thursday 17th February 3pm

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Venue

Khayaal Theatre presented a Collection of Muslim Heritage Tales from a range of Arab countries as part of our Festival of Theatre for Social Change. The one hour bilingual (Arabic and English) performance was presented by Alia Alzougbi who is a Lebanese-Syrian storyteller, actor and artist-educator. She is particularly interested in stories from the Arab and Muslim traditions that seek to answer our most urgent existential questions through wisdom, humour and unexpected twists. She told the tales of ‘Waseela’, ‘Little Red Riding Hijab’ and ‘Sabira’.








Photos by Gav Connolly


Khayaal Theatre is a multi-award-winning theatre and drama education company dedicated to the exploration of Muslim heritage and interfaith literature and the experience of Muslims in the modern world for the stage, screen, radio and publishing.




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Sole Purpose is a company limited by guarantee, registration number NI37481 and is recognised by the Inland Revenue as a charity, reference number NIC100618