King Edward VI School is proud to present its annual Michaelmas Term production which this year is Dominic Cooke’s spellbinding adaptation of Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights landscape

It is wedding night in the palace of King Shahrayar. By morning, the new Queen Shaharazad is to be put to death like all the young brides before her. But she has one gift that could save her – the gift of storytelling. The queen proceeds to tell a dazzling array of tales including Ali Baba and Es Sindibad the Sailor in order to captivate the King, stories that will take audiences to magical worlds populated by giant beasts, talking birds, devilish ghouls and crafty thieves. But will her silver-tongued stories be enough to enchant her husband and save her life?

We hope audiences will be delighted by our vibrant staging of these classic Eastern folktales which includes movement produced by Highly Sprung Theatre Company and live music from KES Indian Music group.

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