Night Light

Zakaria Zerouali (Taariq) and Aimee Powell (Salma) in Night Light, Mandala Theatre Company. Pic credit David Fisher

  • Written by Nadia Davids
  • Directed by Yasmin Sidhwa
  • Acted by Oliver Davis, Zakaria Zerouali, Aimee Powell

Somewhere in England two teenage asylum seekers, fearing deportation, hide out in an abandoned factory. As the cold night unfolds, they imagine their future and tell each other about their past.

In the midst of sharing food and stories, they hear someone else arrive. Terrified, they creep towards the door where they find a familiar figure. He joins the teenagers and the three of them talk through the night about home, belonging and the system…

But the children remain wary; at any point he can reveal their hiding place, turn them over to the authorities and send them back to their countries and to danger.


Oliver Davis (Dan)
Zakaria Zerouali (Taariq)
Aimee Powell (Salma)


Nomi Everall (set and a/v designer)

Night Light tour schedule

Night Light toured to eight UK venues during 2016/2017: Birmingham (Old Rep), Oxford (Pegasus Theatre), London (Glypt, Tramshed Theatre; Tara Arts), Bury St Edmunds (Theatre Royal), Liverpool (Capstone Theatre), Bradford (Theatre in the Mill), Derby (Derby Theatre).

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