THE ARABIAN NIGHTS written by Mary Zimmerman and Directed by Lu Kemp, adapted from the Book of The Thousand Nights and One Night, is now showing at the Tricycle Theatre, from 30 November to 12 January. Check out photos from the production below!
Following the critically acclaimed Red Velvet, Indhu Rubasingham continues her inaugural season as Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre with a new production of THE ARABIAN NIGHTS. Indhu said “Our new production of THE ARABIAN NIGHTS will be the first festive show at the Tricycle. It is the second production in my first season, and I am so excited that it’s directed by Lu Kemp who has brought together a wonderful ensemble cast. This version promises to offer something different for young people as well as adults. It will be very cool with magical moments and superb story telling which will be humorous, dark and engaging. New music composed by the fantastic indie band Take It Easy Hospital will also add an extra edge and bring originality to this modern interpretation”.
THE ARABIAN NIGHTS is written by Mary Zimmerman, adapted from The Book Of The Thousand Nights and One Night and is directed by Lu Kemp. The Arabian Nights runs at the Tricycle Theatre from 30 November until 12 January with press night on 6 December. Design is by Ben Stones, with lighting by Richard Howell, sound by Elena Pena, choreography by Ann Yee and projection design by Andrzej Goulding. Darren Lang is Illusion Consultant for THE ARABIAN NIGHTS and there is original music composed by Iranian band Take It Easy Hospital.
In Baghdad, a young woman starts a revolution through the power of storytelling.
For three years, King Shahryar has taken bloody vengeance against the women of his city, marrying a new bride every night and killing her in the morning.
Scheherazade is determined to stop the bloodshed using the only weapons she has – her wit and imagination. Night after night, the King’s newest bride weaves tales of seduction, silliness and suspense. How long can her stories save her?
A punky, modern reimagining of ancient tales. Suitable for ages 10 plus.
Take it Easy Hospital is an Iranian indie pop band formed in the undergrounds of Theran in 2008 by Ash Koosha (singer/producer) and Negar Shaghaghi (singer/songwriter). Their first released EP was titled HUMAN JUNGLE. The two starred in documentary film NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS, which followed the real story of the band trying to find artists in Iran to play in UK music festivals. The film won the Special Jury Prize Ex-Aequo in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
is located at 269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR. You may reach the theatre by phone at 020 7328 1000 and in person 10 am – 9 pm, Monday – Saturday, 2 pm – 9 pm on Sundays, and online at www.tricycle.co.uk
(a full schedule may be found on the website).
Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton
Adura Onashile and Itxaso Moreno
Cast of ARABIAN NIGHTS
Jonathan Bonnici, Adura Onashile, Mercy Ojelade, Tahirah Sharif, Sandy Grierson, and Itxaso Moreno
Hemi Yeroham, Jonathan Bonnici, Tahirah Sharif, Adura Onashile, and Tunji Falana
Itxaso Moreno, Jonathan Bonnici, Hemi Yeroham, Tahirah Sharif, Denton Chikura, and Adura Onashile
Tahirah Sharif, Mercy Ojelade, Jonathan Bonnici, Hemi Yeroham, Tunji Falana, Itxaso Moreno, Denton Chikura, and Eva Magyar