Disabled actor, co-founded with Richard Tomlinson, the Graeae Theatre Company . - Britain’s first and currently premier professional national theatre of disabled performers (1980).
In 1998 he had his debut at the Royal National Theatre, playing the master storyteller, Rashid in Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories.
Azim the Lamp-Guide in Ghassane Kanafani’s The Little Lamp, a Christmas show for the Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh (1999).
Phil Cohen in Theatre Workshop’s Portadown Blues, a play about State terrorism and collusion in the murders of Robert Hamill and human rights lawyer, Rosemary Nelson (2000).
Played Charlie / Mark Chapman / John Lennon in his one-actor play - "I am the Walrus"(2001) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at the Oval House, London.
Played Patrick in Tall Tales Theatre production of Knocknashee (2002, Dublin) by Deirdre Kinahan.
Played Adham in Robert Rae's Theatre Workshop production of The Jasmine Road (2003, Edinburgh) by Ghazi Hussein.
Shaban also played Mack the Knife in Theatre Workshop's production of Brecht's "Threepenny Opera", …..for which he was nominated Critics' Best Actor in Scottish Theatre (2004-2005). He played Hamm in Becket’s “Endgame” (2007/8) and Marquis de Sade in Peter Weiss “Marat/ Sade”. He played Siegfried in his own play, “The First To Go” , about disabled people in Nazi Germany, which toured Scotland in 2008.
Is this me as Rasputin or Fagin from "Oliver Twist" or Richard the Third or Mephistopheles?
No. Its me as Jesus in the 1987 Path production of "Godspell".
First professional film producing and directing commission from the BBC, his independent film company SIRIUS PICTURES produced The Alien Who Lived in the Sheds, 30 minute mix of documentary and drama, screened 24th September 1997.
Alien Autopsy scene from "The Alien Who Lived in the Sheds"
My theatrical agent is Louise Dyson of VisAble People
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An excerpt from The Wheels of Khan: An Interview with Nabil Shaban by Cathy Lester
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