Adapted by Dominic Cooke
Directed by Amy Leach
Friday 30 November 2012 – Saturday 12 January 2013
Long, long ago in a faraway land there lived a clever young girl called Shahrazad. And there was nothing she liked better than to read stories.
Longing to free her town and its vengeful king from the dark demons that haunt them, Shahrazad brings to life the magical stories of One Thousand and One Nights. Her strange and wonderful tales take us to enchanted caves, to meet secret sorceresses, singing trees, flying men and wise talking birds. But can the power of the stories break the terrible curse?
…a richly imaginative, enthralling and funny delight for Christmas that will keep children and adults alike spellbound.
Adapted from the world-famous folk tales by Dominic Cooke, Artistic Director at the Royal Court Theatre in London, Arabian Nights, sponsored by Manchester Airport, is a richly imaginative, enthralling and funny delight for Christmas that will keep children and adults alike spellbound.
Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidi, known to millions as machinist-turned farm-shop owner Leyla Harding in ITV’s Emmerdale, heads the cast as Shahrazad. Appearing with Rokhsaneh will be Mitesh Soni as Ali Baba; Paul Barnhill as Es-Sindibad the Sailor; Emilio Doorgasingh as Shahrayer; Kezrena James as Dinarzad; Jo Mousley as Marjanah; Tachia Newall as Kassim; Claire Storey as Mrs Baba; and Mark Carlisle as Vizier. In addition, the cast will take on a number of other parts in the production.
Performances: Evenings 7pm; Schools Performances 10.15am, 2.15pm; Matinees 2.30pm.
Tickets: Family Tickets (two adults, two children): £54, £49; Adults: £20, £18, £16; Concessions: £18, £17, £16, £15; Children: £10.
Previews: (30 Nov/1 Dec): adults £14.50, children £9.50
Schools tickets: £9, 11th ticket free.
Group deals available at all performances; more information on 0843 208 6010 or visit www.librarytheatre.com