The Tale of Sinbad and The Old Goat
The Tale of the Enchanted River Brides
The Tale of the Lady of Damascus
The Tale of the Dictator's Wife
The Tale of the Two Djinnis and The Wall
The Tale in His Mind
Queen Shahrazad needs to survive for just one more night - can her stories save her?
An Arabian Nights for a modern age, responding to events of the Arab Revolutions in this potent and compelling collection of short plays by writers from around the world.
Meet diabolical djinnis, a latter-day Sinbad and a shoe-obsessed dictator's wife in this collection of six new plays inspired by recent events in the Middle East and North Africa.
From the stirring to the satirical, Metta Theatre bring these compelling stories to life with their signature mix of performances, puppetry and live music to create an Arabian Nights for a modern age.
Arab Nights writers include: Baghdad Wedding playwright Hassan Abdulrazzak (Iraq); an anoymous writer (Iran); storyteller Chirine El Ansary (Egypt); journalist Ghalia Kabbani (Syria); live artist Tania El Khoury (Lebanon); and Orwell Prize-winning novelist Raja Shehadeh (Palestine).
The production is directed by Metta Theatre's Artistic Director, Poppy Burton-Morgan and and designed by co-Artistic Director of Metta Theatre, William Reynolds. The music, both recorded and live, is a fusion of classical Arabic and contemporary Western music, creating a rich and evocative soundscape, composed by award-winning young female Lebanese composer Bushra El Turk.