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The Arabian Nights – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

market traders in arabic dress

Writer: Suhayla El-Bushra Director: Joe Douglas  Reviewer: Emily Hall This December the Lyceum brings to life The Arabian Nights. Suhayla El Bushra’s original script isn’t the first musical rendition of the “Thousand and One Nights” folk stories but her take is nuanced and enchanting, perfect for children and dreamers alike. The show tackles modern themes of authoritarianism and freedom of ...

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CD REVIEW: His Monkey Wife (plus selections from Aladdin)

Reviewer - Mark Clegg In 1953 Sandy Wilson scored a massive hit with his pastiche of 1920s musicals, The Boy Friend. Still performed today, this musical comedy is an affectionate and warmly amusing love letter to the works of the likes of Rogers &Hart. Wilson would prove to be rather a one-hit-wonder but despite this, collected on this newly released ...

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Arabian Nights – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Adaptation: Dominic Cooke Composer: Simon Slater Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: Barbara Michaels   Mysticism and magic are at the fore in this adaptation of an old story in Rachel O’Riordan’s production Arabian Nights. There is plenty to wonder at in Dominic Cooke’s clever modernized version of the classic tale of Scheherazade ( familiar to many as One thousand and one ...

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Wanted! Robin Hood – Library Theatre Company at The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Charles Way Director: Amy Leach Reviewer: Luke Walker [rating:4] With two adaptations of the Robin Hood fable on the table in the north-west this Christmas (in Salford and Bolton), Charles Way's brand new script is most definitely wanted! Following the success of last year's acclaimed Arabian Nights, Amy Leach is once again at the helm of the Library Theatre's ...

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Arabian Nights – Blue Elephant Theatre, London

Director: Jennifer Rose Lee Reviewer: Christopher Hong [rating:3] Comprising five Arabian Nights stories condensed into an hour long show, the main story tells of a prince who marries a woman every day and executes her soon after as he exacts revenge on women because his first wife cheated on him. The heroine Scheherazade takes up the challenge of becoming his ...

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Arabian Nights – The Watermill, Newbury

Adaptor: Toby Hulse Director: Robin Belfield Reviewer: Tom Finch [Rating:4.5]   “The story” we are told “has started and cannot be stopped before it gets to the end” and a good thing too as every moment of this production was a joy to watch. The premise is simple; a bitter King whose heart is frozen locks up his new bride ...

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