Mustafa is in prison for the death of a teenage boy during an exorcism. Racked with guilt at the loss of an innocent life and isolated in a world where his beliefs are constantly challenged, he tries to avoid trouble. But when prisoners who taunt him suffer mysterious injuries and prison officers start behaving strangely, Mustafa starts to think the evil djinn he tried to banish from the young victim’s body is still with him and he must face it once more…

Is Mustafa the deluded killer of a teenager or a brave innocent man who risked his life to deliver the boy from a dangerous being? This compelling and vivid thriller where nothing is quite what it seems will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Birmingham writer Naylah Ahmed has been writing since the late 1990s for stage, radio and television. She won The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting with Butcher Boys in 2008, and was one of the writers of These Four Streets which premiered at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 2009.



“A compelling and engaging production, delicately directed by Janet Steel of this poignantly profound and insightful piece.”
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What’s On Stage

“It has a metaphorical dimension with a feared but well-meaning Muslim trapped inside a grim white compound – Islamophobia in a nutshell… As tightly structured as the bars on Colin Falconer’s brooding set, both play and production deliver a good few cold shivers.”
Time Out

“A tantalising way of exploring perceptions of (and prejudices towards) ‘otherness’. Janet Steel’s tense production… full of vividly observed performances”

“Finely judged and very chilling”
The Public Reviews

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