Paradise Lost (MTL)

“Also returning to their Stratford roles are Qasim Khan and Amelia Sargisson as Adam and Eve, a wonderful double act that’s both funny and touching, as Shields spins a delightful argot from their naiveté and rudimentary attempts at philosophy.” – The Montreal Gazette

“Adam and Eve, played by Amelia Sargisson and Qasim Khan, are an excellent pair.” – The Suburban

“Mr. Khan and Ms. Sargisson give graceful physical performances as the doomed couple.” – Curtains Up

“Amelia Sargisson and Qasim Khan are splendidly seductive in their performances as the first man and woman from Genesis. I especially liked seeing and hearing their character growth from naïve children to world weary and hardened individuals who must now carry forth in their worldly toils for disobeying what God has told them to do…The confrontation between Ms. Sargisson and Mr. Khan after the temptation scene explodes with grand emotional intensity as the two begin to realize what their actions will truly cost them in the end. I also applaud Ms. Sargisson and Mr. Khan for the choice they make to appear ‘au naturel’ in front of a full house. It is a bit shocking to see when it happens, but it is a fitting one in the context of the story.” – On Stage Blog

The Neverending Story

“Khan is a suitably courageous Atreyu, portraying the young hero with a compelling mix of perseverance and vulnerability…Khan’s Atreyu comes to rely more on his own resourcefulness than the Auryn, a magical amulet that bestows the empress’s blessing.” – The National Post

“Qasim Khan is excellent as the boy-hero Atreyu and always manages to suggest a layer of understandable fear beneath Atreyu’s outward bravado.” – Stage Door

“It is in the performances that the story’s characters really come to life. Qasim Khan and Jake Runeckles, as our two main protagonists, Atreyu and Bastian, respectively, do a great job of portraying the exuberance, abandon, and wide-eyed wonder of young boys.” – On Stage Blog

“Runeckles and Khan are both excellent at engaging young audience members with their earnest performances as unassuming heroes.” – Broadway World

“Runeckles and Khan…both give sweet performances” – The Globe & Mail

Paradise Lost (Original Production)

Qasim Khan and Amelia Sargisson are delightful and touching as two innocents who are ripe for the plucking — and Peacock’s Satan shows a serpentine resourcefulness in the scene in which Eve is seduced into biting into the apple.” – Capital Critic’s Circle

But the really compelling stuff comes from Qasim Khan and Amelia Sargisson as Adam and Eve. They’re a perfectly cast pair, both beautiful and honest and funny and vulnerable in pretty much everything they do. Their connection is the heart that ties the piece together and their journey towards toxic “enlightenment” and modern gender relations is the complex and breathtaking arc that sets Paradise Lost apart.” – My Entertainment World

Amelia Sargisson and Qasim Khan make sweetly childlike images of Adam and Eve until their awakening sexual attraction makes you shiver as they hungrily bite that juicy apple.” – The Spec

The Comedy of Errors

…Laboucane and Khan run with their great roles and provide the evening’s best moments through their acute line readings and physical humour.” – The Toronto Star

…One highlight is Antipholus of Ephesus (Qasim Khan)” – The Beacon Herald

[Jessica Hill, Qasim Khan, Beryl Bain, Josue Laboucane] are excellent and play well off of one another as each character is constantly being confused for his or her twin.” – Broadway World

Acha Bacha

To the Stratford Festival company member’s credit… Khan pulls this unwieldly play together into the story of one man’s self-discovery” – The Globe & Mail

The play’s propulsion is also aided … by Khan’s nicely graded escalation of anxiety” – NOW Toronto

Qasim Khan and Matt Nethersole give beautiful, measured performances” – The Slotkin Letter

Qasim Khan…as Zaya has to start at a fever pitch and then ascend/descend from there…Khan gives a credible performance and particularly excels at Acha Bacha’s trickiest and most daring theme: all the characters are complicit, even Zaya himself and the mother. Where do abuse of power and seduction by the abused intersect? Khan also looks great with his shirt off” – My Gay Toronto

Qasim Khan is very sympathetic as Zaya and can easily and believably shift between the confused Zaya at age 28 and the innocent Zaya at age 8” – Stage Door

The performances of the three primary characters are outstanding” – Mooney on Theatre

The Changeling

Qasim Khan’s dandified Alonzo…is nicely played as an unwitting pawn in a murderous game.” – The Beacon Herald

…the insipid Alonzo, well played by Qasim Khan” – The Hamilton Spectator

All’s Well That Ends Well

Qasim Khan utterly steals every scene he’s in as Parolles, Bertram’s wingman. His charisma and comedic timing are undeniable, and his overly-smooth body language had the audience laughing before he so much as spoke a word. His exaggerated playboy personae melts convincingly into a more complicated struggle with sexual identity that Khan carries off with wonderfully campy energy.” – Mooney On Theatre

“Parolles … becomes the play’s hero in this reading. Khan, who’s given a snappy performance throughout, is now stirring as he says: “Simply the thing I am /shall make me live … There’s place and means for every man alive.” When he shows up to the final scene in a dress, it’s the only time you might feel like cheering for a character.” – The Globe & Mail

“Qasim Khan…steals every scene he is in” – My Gay Toronto

“Parolles [Qasim Khan] triumphs in the end with a fiery final scene.” – The Toronto Star


“Qasim Khan is excellent…” – The National Post

Das Ding (The Thing)

…the entire cast handles Löhle’s humour…with an off-beat charm. Especially Khan, who, in one segment, pulls off an arms deal between Guy and Li, both played by himself.” – The Toronto Star

“Khan is always amusing” – The Globe & Mail

“Khan is amusing […] adding a catty flavour to his King Manoel I and quirky high energy to his other characters.” – Digital Journal

Khan has a great mime scene in which he simultaneously plays two characters involved in an arms deal.” – NOW Toronto

The actors were definitely awesome. Khan and Wright in particular[…] Seriously, these two in their opening scene as Magellan and King Manoel are hysterical and it is worth seeing that bit alone, quite frankly.” – Mooney On Theatre

“…the thing encounters[…]a Québécois aid work named Guy (a very droll Qasim Khan)” – The Globe & Mail

Shannon 10:40

“Khan, in particular, is bang-on.” – The Globe & Mail

“Mr. Fisher is played with quiet sensitivity and conviction by Qasim Khan. You can feel the vice grip on this character as he gets more and more confined and trapped in that system.” – The Slotkin Letter

Alice Through The Looking-Glass

“…stand-out performances include the comic crescendos of Bruce Dow as Humpty Dumpty and Qasim Khan as the White Knight.” – The Guardian

Qasim Khan as the White Knight was a walking—or rather, rollicking, bouncing—comedy.” – Opening Night Reviews PEI

Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata

Qasim Khan is oddly poignant as a man who offers $30 for someone to watch over him as he sleeps.” – Capitol Critics Circle, Ottawa

“Qasim Khan and Bree Greig are standout in their respective roles” – On Stage Ottawa

The Royal Comedians

“Qasim Khan brings remarkable pathos.” – My Entertainment World