Nabil Shaban

Nabil Shaban was awarded an honorary Doctorate by the University of Surrey for services in the promotion of Disability Arts in 1997. He created with SHAPE London, FAIRPLAY, the Campaign for Equal Opportunities in the Performing Arts for Disabled People in 1982 and founded the Graeae Theatre Company with Richard Tomlinson in 1980, where his work includes Sideshow and Flesh Fly.



At the National: Peter GyntEmperor and Galilean, Haroun and the Sea Stories

Other theatre includes: Iranian Nights, Downfall, The Emperor Marat/Sade (as de Sade), The First To Go (also as writer), Endgame, One Hour Before Sunrise, Threepenny Opera (as Mack the Knife), Jasmine Road, Knocknashee, I Am The Walrus (also as writer), Portadown Blues, D.A.R.E (also as writer), Boundary, Imagine Drowning, Nativity, Hamlet (title role), Godspell (as Jesus), Crutch

Sorry About Last Night, Inmates, South of the Border, Skallagrig, Deptford Graffiti, Iranian Nights, Billy's Christmas Angels, The Emperor, Raspberry Ripple, Dr WhoWalter.

Documentary includes: Return of the Star People (also as writer), The Strangest Viking, The Alien Who Lived in the Sheds (also as writer and director), Children of Gaia, Rejects and Super Crips, The Fifth Gospel (also as writer), The Skin HorseReports Action Appeal (also as writer).

Born of Fire, The City of Joy, Age of Treason, Wittgenstein, Slave of Dreams, Children of Men, Trouble Sleeping and Morticia (also writer, producer and director).

Radio includes: Treasure IslandThe RamayanPie in the SkyTrying to Grow and Gandhi: an Inspiration (as writer). 

Audio includes: Doctor Who: Mission to Magnus and Doctor Who: Antidote to Oblivion

Threepenny Opera – Best Actor in Scottish theatre nomination

The Skin Horse – RTS Documentary Award; Emmy for Outstanding for Documentary or Non-fiction Series

Reports Action Appeal – Co-operative Society TV Award


(Published June 2019)