Within London’s only candlelit theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, or beneath the open sky in the iconic Globe, discover powerful stories told by enchanting candlelight, wintry starlight, or festive fairy light at Shakespeare’s Globe this winter.

FIVE WOMEN, 1001 NIGHTS TO SURVIVE. A tyrant revenges his wife’s infidelity by wedding, bedding and beheading a new bride every day… Share in the unifying power of storytelling in this fearless new production with Tamasha Theatre Company, directed by their Artistic Director, Pooja Ghai. Writer Hannah Khalil SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE 1 December 2022 – 14 January 2023

Good To Know

The appearance of any member of cast is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control. If in doubt please check with the Box Office before booking.

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

For access bookings, please contact the Box Office on 020 7902 1409 or access@shakespearesglobe.com

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after booking.

How Does It Work

You will receive a booking confirmation email.

Please print the booking confirmation and bring it on the day, a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time. You will also need to present the card used to purchase the tickets as valid ID.

Where Do I Go

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT


5.0(3 reviews)
  • Farah

    Jan 10, 2023

    I wasn't sure exactly what to expect but I was truly blown away! It was clear that each and every person involved in the production was not only talented but had put in their all, leading to something which I will never forget. The atmosphere, music, the acting, the stories within stories kept me at the edge of my seat, enthralled. This was a story with layers that women of all backgrounds and ages could identify with and the sisterhood amongst the characters and performers brought imagination to life. I also loved how the Arabic words, phrases, gestures and songs added authenticity. Thank you for one of the best and thought-provoking shows I have seen in a long time.

  • Karim S

    Jan 10, 2023

    Took my girlfriend to watch this and it completely exceeded our expectations. So wonderful to see such talented Arab women on stage, they were delightful to watch and listen to, true hakawatis. The stories were thoroughly entertaining and the intimacy of the set makes you feel as though you are sitting around a table with your friends, drinking arak, eating mezza and telling stories. Would highly recommend. Thank you ladies for a truly incredible evening filled with laughter and warmth.

  • Mary wales

    Dec 9, 2022

    I Loved it🤗👏🏻the girls are so talented and great story telling and so appealing to the eyes they lured me into their situations🤗😂as usual the globe never disappoints well done thank you so much. happy Christmas🎄to you all and looking forward to my next visit which will be winters tale👍So a very happy and successful new year Kind regards Mar6 wales

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