Shahid Iqbal Khan

Playwright on Attachment - Peggy Ramsay Foundation / Film4 Awards Scheme

Shahid Iqbal Khan is an Offies-finalist and Olivier Award-nominated playwright published by Methuen Drama. His full-length stage plays are Stardust (Belgrade Theatre) and 10 Nights (premiered at Bush Theatre). On radio, he made his Afternoon Drama debut with Love Across The Ages (BBC Radio 4). Other works in his audio portfolio include shorts BhavikaNight of the Living Flatpacks (both on community channels) and Brandlesholme (Sheltering) (BBC Radio 4).

His play Djinnity was shortlisted for the George Devine Award in 2023.

He is on the Genesis New Writers programme (Almeida Theatre commission) and is also a recipient of the Peter Shaffer commission (Octagon Theatre).

Born and based in the northern town of Bury, Shahid Iqbal Khan’s foray into creative writing began with a short play for Carol Godby’s Festival of Plays (Met Theatre, Bury). He joined the Manchester Muslim Writers’ group not long after. This collective gave him the confidence to write poetry and to share it with a wider audience at poetry recital events.