Arabian Nights Tickets

Hoxton Hall 130 Hoxton St, London N1 6SH
Important Info
Aabian Nights Child Policy

Recommended 8+.


Important Information

Due to the intimate nature of this production rows A-E in the ground floor stalls are backless benches rather than chairs. Please bear this in mind when booking.

Doors Open: 7:00pm
Event Start: 7:30pm
Performance Timings
Monday - -
Tuesday 14:30 19:30
Wednesday - 19:30
Thursday - 19:30
Friday - 19:30
Saturday 14:30 19:30
Sunday 14:30 -
Show Info

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From Sinbad to Ali Baba, join us on a voyage of discovery through the greatest stories ever told, as the historic Hoxton Hall is transformed into an opulent palace this autumn!

A young servant girl, Dunzayad is to marry the powerful king Shahryar. But this isn’t her husband-to-be’s first wedding - every single night he marries a new girl, and every single morning he has her killed.

As she steps up to take her marriage vows, her sister Sharazad can’t stand aside and watch; defiantly facing danger, she bravely sacrifices herself in place of her sibling. With the feast drawing to a close and the end in sight, Sharazad starts to tell stories. And with every fantastical tale she stretches out the thread of their lives a little further, slowly but surely melting her new husband’s stoney heart.

Filled to the brim with music, puppetry and dance, Arabian Nights is the world premiere of a new play by Nessah Muthy, writer of The Host and Heorine. Based on the ancient library of texts, One Thousand and One Nights, it is a celebration of the artistic and cultural history of the ancient Middle Eastern world, with thousands of legends bounding across its pages.

Blending tales from ancient Arabic, Jewish, Greek, Indian, Persian and Turkish cultures together alongside a broad range of musical and puppeteering disciplines, this new production stretches across both borders and genre in an evening of storytelling that weaves a tapestry into the future.


Arabian Nights Synopsis

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 smell of firecrackers fills the air, but underneath the festivities lies the strong scent of decay.
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 and with every fabulous tale she stretches out the thread of her life a little further, into an unknowable tapestry of the future.


Arabian Nights Background

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.


Aabian Nights Child Policy

Recommended 8+.


Important Information

Due to the intimate nature of this production rows A-E in the ground floor stalls are backless benches rather than chairs. Please bear this in mind when booking. 

Doors Open: 7:00pm
Event Start: 7:30pm

Important information

Booking Until
Sat, 13 October 2018
Cast

Arabian Nights Cast

Pravessh Rana
King Shahryar, Thief Leader Harrun, Kalandar of Basra, Ape

Maya Britto
Musician, Wife, Fisherwoman, Ali Baba's sister-in-law

Ikky Elyas
Executioner, Kalandar, Brother-in-law, Captain

Izzy Jones
Dunzayad, Marjeena, Young Queen

Sharon Singh
Sharazad, Ali Baba's Wife, Princess

Hemi Yeroham
Vizier Khalid, Hunchback, Ali Baba, Old Sinbad


Creatives

Nessah Muthy
Writer

Daniel Winder
Director

Sonum Batra
Composer, Musical Director

Amber Scarlett
Set Designer

Jonny Dixon
Puppet Designer

Benjamin Polya
Lighting Designer

Filipe Gomes
Sound Designer

Maddy Ross-Masson
Costume Designer

Francesca Boccanera
Assistant Director

Jack Greenyer
Production Manager

Richard Friedmann
Stage Manager

Ellie Claughton
Producer
Reviews

Arabian Nights Critics & Reviews

"MUTHY’S MEATY SCRIPT IS UTTERLY ABSORBING, INSTANTLY DRAWING THE AUDIENCE INTO A WHOLLY UNFAMILIAR WORLD… FULL REIGN IS GIVEN TO THE IMAGINATION"
****
THE STAGE

"BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED. THE COMBINATION OF SOUK AROMAS, EXOTIC LINENS, AND ARABIAN INSPIRED MUSIC IS QUITE INTOXICATING. THIS WAS A THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE EVENING OF IMMERSION IN FAR OFF DARK YET ENTICING LANDS."
****
FAIRY POWERED PRODUCTIONS

"HUGE AMOUNT OF THOUGHT, WORK AND TALENT. IT IS NEITHER A CHILDREN’S SHOW NOR MORE SUITABLE FOR ADULTS; SEEMINGLY, IT HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE."
****
THE SPY IN THE STALLS

"THE HALLMARK OF THIS PRODUCTION IS THE ADMIRABLY DETAILED CREATIVE WORK THAT AMPLY DELIVERS AN APPEALINGLY FUN EVENING’S ENTERTAINMENT"
****
ACT DROP

"THIS IS A CLEVER, ENGAGING PRODUCTION OF A CLASSIC, WHICH IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO DELIGHT ADULTS OF ALL KINDS "
VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS

"THIS IS A PRODUCTION THAT YOU RAPIDLY WARM TO AND THE INTIMATE VENUE MAKES YOU FEEL COMPLICIT IN ITS CREATION."
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
Venue Info

Hoxton Hall

130 Hoxton St, London N1 6SH

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Hoxton Hall

Address: 130 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6SH
Capacity: 227
Opened: 1863


About

Hoxton Hall is a Grade II* listed Victorian Music Hall nestled in the heart of East London and is the home of contemporary performance. We host a range of productions from new writing and live music to immersive experiences and the best in stand-up, whilst building a reputation for developing some of the most exciting emerging London talent.

Hoxton Hall is a magnificent theatre, music and events venue with rehearsal and learning spaces as well as recording studios for young people in Hackney. We have pioneered creative engagement and community partnerships throughout Shoreditch since 1863, earning Hoxton Hall its place as a key provider of an ongoing programme of diverse performance and youth arts activities in the local area.

Hoxton Hall are committed to ensuring creativity is accessible to everyone regardless of age, background or ability. We offer a unique space for venue hire and have served a wide spectrum of clients with diverse needs. We’ve had the opportunity to welcome and work with some leading organisations and artists from the BBC to globally acclaimed artist Patti Smith, the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum and show stopping English National Opera.

In addition to providing a performance and exhibition space, we’ve also acted as a film location on numerous occasions for the likes of Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman. Whether you have a desire to perform, need an inspiring workspace, unique location to film, or a venue for that special event, we welcome you to explore and discover Hoxton Hall and the many ways in which we anchor the Shoreditch community.


Restoration

We are one of the only six surviving examples of a salon-style music hall. A significant capital works project was completed in 2015. This was funded through the My Place scheme through Heritage Lottery. The work included restoring and upgrading the hall and surrounding spaces and improving accessibility throughout the building. Hoxton Hall has now served the local community for more than 150 years.


Future

After the extensive renovation of the performance Hall and the surrounding spaces we are excited to embark on re-establishing of a unique mix of professional performance, community and youth participation and enterprise. in this creative hub at the heart Hoxton.

Hoxton Hall is a place that nods to past as it assuredly strides to its future as a variety hall for the 21st Century. Providing a performance platform for up and coming and established artists, reinventing variety for a new generation; nurturing the creation of new works from established artists and young companies that respond to place and space, exploiting the unique viewing experience in this old building.


Your Visit

Located in the heart of London’s East End, we’re really accessible
whether you’re travelling by tube, train, car, bike or on foot.

130 Hoxton Street
London
N1 6SH

020 7684 0060


Train

Hoxton Hall located at 130 Hoxton Street, N1 6SH, and we are just a short walk from Hoxton Overground Station (5 minutes), Shoreditch High Street Station (10 minutes) Old Street (10-15 minutes) and Liverpool Street (20 minutes).


Bus

From Liverpool Street heading north: 149 or 242. Stop at Geffrye Museum
From Hackney towards Central London: 242, 243, 149, or 67. Stop at Geffrye Museum
From Angel (City Road): 394. Stop at Hoxton Street


Parking

Some on street parking is available, however on Saturdays the street is closed for the Hoxton Street Market.


Access

The venue is wheelchair accessible with a lift servicing all floors. If you have any special requirements please get in touch before your visit on 020 7684 0060, or alternatively let us know when making a booking and we will be happy to help.


Facilities At Hoxton Hall

Facilities: Bar
Disabled toilets
Toilets

Nearest tube: Old Street
Location: Fringe/Off West End
Tube lines: Northern
Railway station: Hoxton
Within congestion zone?: No
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