Izzy Jones, Maya Britto and More Will Lead ARABIAN NIGHTS
This autumn, Izzy Jones (If Room Enough and The Duck Pond, withWings Theatre Company; Le Bossu, Wilton's Music Hall), Maya Britto (This Is The Hour, Royal Academy of Music; Is There Life After High School?, Royal Academy of Music Musical Theatre Company; A West End Christmas, Make A Difference Trust Concert - all whilst training), Ikky Elyas (Stay Happy Keep Smiling, Paines Plough; Red Pitch, Lyric Hammersmith; Our Big Love Story, Rose Theatre), Sharon Singh (The Game of Love and Chai, Tara Arts; Death of Kings and The Misanthrope, Conservatoire National Supérieur D'art Dramatique; Cyrano, Northern Broadsides), Hemi Yeroham (Alice's Adventures Underground, Waterloo Vaults; Romeo and Juliet, US Tour and Off Broadway; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, US Tour and Off Broadway) and Pravessh Rana (Sann Pachattar, AAP Motion Pictures; Twelfth Night and The White Guard - whilst training) will transform Hoxton Hall into the ancient world of the Middle East in Iris Theatre's enchanting new adaptation of Arabian Nights.
Filled to the brim 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 stunning 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.
Director Daniel Winder comments, This fabulous cast of six has a wonderful diversity of talent, background and perspective. It has both young new graduates, and experienced stage performers, as well as more than a touch of beauty and glamour. After just a couple of days of rehearsals this cast have already become an exciting ensemble ideally suited to telling the complex and mysterious stories of the Arabian Nights.
'Encountering 1001 Nights' will run alongside the show, focussing on engaging with the local communities in Hoxton.
Tickets are available from £15 with £13 previews. Available from the Hoxton Hall box office, www.hoxtonhall.co.uk or 020 7684 0060.