Opening today: PUSHPINDER CHANI in ARABIAN NIGHTS for Marches Theatre, playing at The Wightman Theatre in Shrewsbury until the 2nd of January.
Dominic Cooke’s adaptation of Arabian Nights celebrates the power of the imagination and storytelling, told through a mixture of song, dance, puppetry and illusion.
It’s wedding night in the palace of King Shahrayar. By morning, the new queen, Shahrazad, is to be put to death like a thousand young brides before her. She has the one gift that can save her: the gift of storytelling.
With a mischievous imagination and silver tongue, Shahrazad paints a dazzling array of stories and characters, summoned forth from strange and magical worlds populated by giant beasts, singing trees and crafty thieves. Can the power of storytelling save her life?