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Nikah by Tribe Arts

Nikah is the intimate story of a boy from Bradford.

This event is part of the FiRST BiTES season
  • Thu 9 Nov – Sat 11 Nov, 7:45pm

Running time: 50 minutes

Venue: Upstairs

Please note that, regrettably, the upstairs theatre is not currently accessible for wheelchair users.

Nikah is the intimate story of a boy from Bradford – Siddique Akbar Ali.

His name may sound foreign, but he’s very, very British. A cup of Yorkshire tea fills him with comfort and he enjoys all the things a typical 15-year old lad would.

But he has a dark story to tell. His world is about to contort and twist into a nightmare that even he can’t understand; where the people who should love and protect him, take advantage of his naivety and abuse his freedoms.

He is being forced to marry, but he doesn’t know who she is, or what this will mean for him. 

Nikah is the inspiring one-man story of endurance, empowerment and the realisation of the self.


  • Thu 9 Nov, 7:45pm
  • Fri 10 Nov, 7:45pm
  • Sat 11 Nov, 7:45pm


Tribe Arts 

Executive Producer – Tajpal Rathore 

Project Manager – Samran Rathore 

Associate Artist / Director – Leah Francis 

Associate Artist / Principal Artist – Sid Akbar Ali 


Creative Team 

Dramaturge – Bobby Tiwana 

Composer – Angus Mcleod 

Technical Manager - Mike Leigh Cooper

Camden People’s Theatre 

Producer – Brian Logan 



Producer – Owen Calvert-Lyons 

Special Thanks 

Iain Bloomfield @ Theatre in the Mill 

Arts Council England 

Bobsie Robinson @ Bradford Council 

Ludovic des Cognets 

Deb Vannozzi

Additional information

Nikah is a part of Ovalhouse' FiRST BiTES series of new performance pieces, currently in development and presented as work-in-progress showings.

Photo by Ludovic Des Cognets

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