The Nights



Director Louise Skaaning
Kane – Henry Naylor, Carter – Caitlin Thorburn
Produced by Gilded Balloon Productions and Redbeard Theatre

Five years after her colleague was beheaded by ISIS fighters,Carter, an Islamophobic journalist still burns for revenge against the extremists.So when she hears that a Jihadi bride wants to return from Syria–she insists the girl be given the harshest treatment. But then Carter encounters Kane-an antique dealer with a violent past–and she is forced to question her choices…

The Nights is a timely play which questions the West’s response to the MiddleEastern crisis. Using Naylor’s characteristically minimalist style, the Nights employs magic realism to deliver an important message.

The show stars Caitlin Thorburn, who also won the Best of Edinburgh for her performance in ‘Life According to Saki.’

‘One of the most thought-provoking playwrights of our times,’
Ayesha Hazarika, The Spectator

Dates, Venues & Tickets

4, 5 and 6 October 2019 20.30


Zaal 3
De Constant Rebecqueplein 20A
2518 RA The Hague

Running time

60 mins (no interval)


Adults €24,50

University students/CJP €12,50

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The Nights is the fifth stand-alone play in Henry Naylor’s Arabian Nightmares series, which tackles the uncomfortable relationship between the East and West in the post 9/11 world.

The series has been one of the most decorated collection of plays on the global Fringe Circuit, having won over 30 major international Fringe awards, including three Fringe Firsts, the Best of Edinburgh, and an unprecedented three Overall Critics’ Choice Awards at the Adelaide Fringe.

The shows have been translated into 10 languages and have been performed in six continents. Three have had month-long runs off-West End and off-Broadway.

Critics in America have compared Naylor to Athol Fugard, for ‘dealing with the stories that matter.’
His play Angel was not only one of the Times 10 Best Plays of the Year, but also nominated for the Globes de Cristal (France’s equivalent of the Golden Globes).

‘one of our best new playwrights’
Ann Treneman, The Times