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Arabian Nights

12 September - 13 October

The Arabian Nights is a timeless library of fantastical stories, woven into a rich, open tapestry. It is a celebration of the artistic and cultural history of both Islam and the wider ancient world, full of timeless heroes and villains. Ali Baba, Ala’ad-Din and Sinbad the Sailor swarm from its pages, among thousands of other legends.

Join Iris Theatre at the grandest wedding of the year. Opulent and colourful, and filled to the brim with music, magic and dance, the sulphurous smell of firecrackers fills the air. But underneath the festivities is a strong scent of decay, for the groom, King Shahryar, is a tyrant. And every single night he marries a new girl, and every single morning he has her killed.

The cycle of violence has continued for years, but is to be brought to an end in the unlikeliest of ways, and by the bravest of women. For, with the executioner’s sword hanging over her neck, Sharazad starts to tell stories; with every fabulous tale she stretches out the thread of her life a little further, into an unknowable tapestry of the future.

In a new adaptation of the Arabian Nights by Nessah Muthy (Heroine, The Host), directed by Daniel Winder and designed by Amber Scarlett, Hoxton Hall becomes Shahrayar’s palace this autumn. Featuring a multitude of fantastic puppets designed by Jonny Dixon alongisde brand new music, Sharazad’s comic, tragic and earthy stories are brought to life at an evening of storytelling to melt the hardest of tyrant’s hearts.


Ticket Information

Tickets are available from Hoxton Hall’s website.
Tickets from £15.50.
Previews from £13.


Nessah Muthy


Daniel Winder


Amber Scarlett

Set Designer

Jonny Dixon

Puppet Designer

Ben Polya

Lighting Designer