Aladdin. Ali Baba. Sinbad. The names are as well-known as the stories behind them. They resonate down through the immeasurable ages, and across vast oceans. They whisper the promise of adventure, exoticism, and romance, from their ancient roots among the shifting sands to the bedside of every child.
Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre join with traditional Persian musicians Pezhvak for an evening of riveting storytelling, dance and song based around the Middle-Eastern magic of One Thousand and One Nights. Adapted by husband-and-wife team Michael Futcher and Helen Howard, co-artistic directors of Zen Zen Zo, this production musters together a storytelling troupe that will weave words to charm and delight the whole family.
Backed by the authentic sounds of traditional instruments such as the oud, the dohol and the kamanche, this energetic and enchanting show embraces Zen Zen Zo’s legendary physicality and boundless, joyful imagination to bring the tales to life.