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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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The Kilburn Passion – Tricycle Theatre, London

Writer: Suhayla El-Bushra Director: Emily Lim Reviewer: Christopher Hong   A thumping choreographed routine by the ensemble opens this high energy and youthful play by the Tricycle Young Company. It tells the stories of a group of London youngsters including an eclectic mix of a budding Mexican street food entrepreneur, shopkeeper, bus driver and even those concerned with parenting, all ...

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Cuckoo – Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Suhayla El-Bushra Director: Nathan Curry Reviewer: Andy Moseley [rating:4] About ten minutes into Cuckoo, Erica, a bored mother of a teenage child, talks to her daughter’s new friend about child soldiers in the Congo. Nadine, the friend, compares it to what life is like for kids where she lives. I feared at this point that the play was going ...

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