Paradise of the Assassins
Theatre Accord in association with Tara Arts
Thurs 15 September – Sat 8 October
Asif Khan Writer
Asif was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire and attended Salt Grammar School, Baildon. Before attending drama school he studied at The University of Bradford.
As an Actor
Trained at The Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art (RADA).
Theatre includes: The Hypocrite (RSC/HullTruck), Paradise of the Assassins (Tara Arts), Love, Bombs & Apples (Arcola & UK Tour 2016), Handbagged (UK Tour 2015, Tricycle Theatre/Eleanor Lloyd Productions), Love, Bombs & Apples (Arcola Theatre 2015), Punjabi Boy (RichMix), Multitudes (Tricycle Theatre), The Nutcracker & The Mouse King (Unicorn Theatre), The Book (Flying Cloud), Queen of the Nile (HullTruck), Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi (Arcola Theatre), The Snow Queen (Unicorn Theatre/ Trestle), Snookered (Tamasha/ Bush Theatre), Mixed Up North (Out of Joint), Malvolio in Twelfth Night (National Theatre), Playback (Ankur Productions); and Three Sisters (Jonathan Miller), Rookery Nook (William Gaskill), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Toby Frow), Julius Caesar, Antigone, The Glass Menagerie at RADA.
Screen work includes: Love Type D (Feature film to be released in 2016), Spooks (Series 10), The Dumping Ground, Doctors, Casualty (BBC). Dark Matters, Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal (Sky1), Man Down, Bradford Riots and ‘Plot to Bring Down Britain's Planes’ (Channel 4) .
As a Writer
COMBUSTION - Selected as one of 6 new plays for the Arcola Theatre's play WROUGHT#2 Festival, 2014. Progressed through to the final stage of the BBC Writers Room Script Room 8 Scheme.
TIGHT BASTARDS - Performed as a reading at the Soho Theatre for Tamasha Theatre (2015) and at Theatre503 (2016). Currently developing full length play.
WILLKOMMEN - A play on Migration for teenagers. Commissioned by Tamasha & The Migration Museum for Landau Forte College (Derby).
THE PLOT - Performed as a reading at the Soho Theatre for NEW MUSLIM VOICES, Sept 2016, as part of the Tamasha Scratch Night - Commissioned by Tamasha. Recently commissioned to develop the full length play with Tamasha.
Member of the Tamasha Playwrights Group, the Arcola’s Middle Eastern, Asian and North African writers group & BBC Comedy Room.
Asif was nominated for the ADOPT A PLAYWRIGHT AWARD (OffWestEnd.Com) and made it through to the final shortlist.
He is also on the 'BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017 ' for new writers.
RADA - Won a Laurence Olivier Bursary Award. Won a Sir Alec Guinness Memorial Award and selected for Sir John Gielgud Bursary (2009). Stage Fighting - Won the Henry Marshall Award (2007).
SNOOKERED - Nominated for 'Best New Play' & 'Best Ensemble Cast' by Off West End Theatre Awards 2012. Won ‘Best New Play’ at the Manchester Theatre Awards 2013.
PLOT TO BRING DOWN BRITAINS PLANES (Channel 4) - BAFTA Winner 2013
ADOPT A PLAYWRIGHT AWARD (OffWestEnd.Com) - Nominated and made it through to the final shortlist.
LOVE, BOMBS & APPLES - Nominated as a finalist for BEST STAGE PRODUCTION at the ASIAN MEDIA AWARDS 2016.
LOVE, BOMBS & APPLES - Nominated as a finalist for BEST STAGE PRODUCTION at EASTERN EYE ARTS, CULTURE & THEATRE AWARDS 2017.
BEAM AWARDS 2017 - Nominated for The Male Actor of the Year Award.
EASTERN EYE ARTS, CULTURE & THEATRE AWARDS 2017 - Nominated as a finalist for BEST ACTOR (Theatre).
BREAK A LEG AWARDS - Nomination for BEST ACTOR ON STAGE - Captain Jack in The Hypocrite RSC/HullTruck
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