Scheherazade and 1001 Nights

Scheherazade and 1001 Nights

25th September and 9th October 2016 at Sadlers Wells, London

Following the overwhelming success of our premiere in Tunbridge Wells, Scheherazade will be coming to London’s Sadlers Wells on Sunday 25th September and Sunday 9th October 2016. Tickets will be on sale late summer.

Scheherazade! The very name conjures up rich images of passion and danger. Of a captivating tale recounted through the centuries and taken to every corner of the globe. A tale of a brave and resourceful young woman who saved her life by telling magical stories over the course of 1001 nights.

This ancient set of stories, often known as the Arabian Nights, is steeped in mystery. The tales Scheherazade told – of magic carpets and genies, of Sinbad, Aladdin and Ali Baba – are famous throughout the world, but no-one knows quite when or from where each story originated. However, we do know that they come from every land in the middle east: countries such as Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Egypt and Lebanon.

At a time when our TV screens are filled with horrifying images of war and destruction in the middle east, we use these fabulous tales to remind audiences of the rich vein of myth, magic and storytelling that was once associated with these ancient lands.

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