Iris Theatre have announced that it will be bringing Arabian Nights to the Hoxton Hall from the 12th September.
This Autumn, Iris Theatre will transform the London venue into a magical world where the stories of Ali Baba, Ala’ad-Din and Sinbad the Sailor will be revealed in a new adaptation of Arabian Nights.
Adapted by Nessah Muthy (Heroine, The Host) and directed by Daniel Winder (Iris Theatre), the production will be a celebration of the cultural history of Islam and storytelling.
At the grandest wedding of the year, amongst the music, magic and dance, King Shahryar’s tyranny looms. Every single night he marries a new girl and every single morning he has her killed. This cycle of violence has continued for years but with the executioner’s sword hanging over her neck, Sharazad starts to tell King Shahryar stories. With every beautiful tale she tells, she stretches out the thread of her life a little further.
Through its production, Iris Theatre will take audiences on a journey through the ancient world of the Middle East, featuring music inspired by Arabic history, a set design utilising the aesthetic of souks from the time by Amber Scarlett, a cast of seven actors and a multitude of fantastic puppets created by Jonny Dixon to bring to life these classic stories.
Talking about the production, Daniel Winder said: “It’s so exciting to be bringing a show as big as our annual summer productions over to Hoxton Hall in our first major departure from St Paul’s in nearly five years. Arabian Nights is adapted by the incredible Nessah Muthy in a brand new script we’ve commissioned, and we’re so excited to have her on board. We can’t wait to head to Hoxton with the team that has helped make productions like Hansel & Gretel and Macbeth, and to transform the Hall into Shahryar’s palace, welcoming audiences to a bloody wedding feast.”
Arabian Nights will play at Hoxton Hall from the 12th September until the 13th October. For more information visit: https://www.hoxtonhall.co.uk/event/arabian-nights-2/