When: 12th September – 13th October 2018
Where: Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton Street, London N1 6SH
£: Tickets cost from £15
What is it?
Iris Theatre will transform Hoxton Hall into the ancient world of the Middle East this autumn, with an enchanting adaptation of Arabian Nights.
Filled with music, puppetry and dance, the captivating stories of Sinbad the Sailor and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves will come to life against a set utilising the aesthetic of souks from the time.
Adapted by Nessah Muthy (Heroine, The Host), this evening of storytelling blends together tales from ancient Arabic, Jewish, Greek, Indian, Persian and Turkish cultures, in this celebration of the artistic and cultural history of the ancient Middle Eastern world.
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.
Encountering 1001 Nights will run alongside the show, focusing on engaging with the local communities in Hoxton.
Iris Theatre is an award-winning theatre company based at the Actors’ Church (St Paul’s) in Covent Garden, now in its 11th year.
For the past eight years, Iris’ main output has been a summer season featuring a Shakespeare play and a family show in outdoor promenade performances at St Paul’s.
More info: www.hoxtonhall.co.uk