Hakaya: A British-Arab Variety Show

4 March '23 at 2:30 pm - 4 February '23 at 4:00 pm

The British-Arab Writers Group presents a show filled with comedy, storytelling, music, short plays and more.

We will also be hosting a mixer event at the ground floor bar after the show from 4-5pm. So come and join some of the most exciting British-Arab creatives in the country.


Sami Abu Wardeh
Sami’s solo debut hour Bedu at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival was listed as one of the ten best live comedy shows of 2022 in the Guardian.

Roann Hassani McCloskey
Roann is over-sharing once again, bringing her hilarious, award winning approach to story-telling and comedy. Roann recently made her West End debut with Hakawatis at the Globe Theatre.

Hassan Abdulrazzak
Hassan Abdulrazzak is an award-winning playwright, his plays have been performed in the UK and internationally.

Laith Elzubaidi
Laith Elzubaidi is a British-Iraqi screenwriter, director and performer based in London. His scripts have won accolades at the Edinburgh TV Festival and Soho House.

Riwa Saab
Riwa Saab is a cross-disciplinary artist. She began writing and performing her original music while growing up in Beirut, before moving into theatre to develop her unique style of story-telling.


Soho Theatre

21 Dean St, London W1D 3NE



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