This Christmas The Lyceum presents The Arabian Nights, the artwork pictures sand mounds and a starry night's sky with a crescent moonBuy Tickets

The Arabian Nights

World Premiere
The Arabian Nights
by Suhayla El-Bushra
directed by Joe Douglas

This Christmas, adventure awaits with three wishes, seven seas and forty thieves.

Join us in the bustling bazaar of Baghdad for this sparkling adventure featuring tales of Sinbad, Ali Baba and mysterious genies, not to mention hidden treasure, a chess-playing monkey, a flying horse and a whole host of heroes and villains.

Rich with suspense, enchantment, and fun, the ancient tales of The Arabian Nights are irresistible for all ages. Book your seats for a magic carpet ride that will transport your family to the glittering heat of a marvellous faraway land.

#ArabianNights

Recommended for ages 5+
 

Cast and Credits

CAST

Tim Licata
Patricia Panther
Rehanna Macdonald
Neshla Caplan
Brian James O'Sullivan
Nebli Basani
Taryam Boyd
Natalie Arle Toyne
Humera Syed
Nick Karimi

CREATIVE TEAM

Writer Suhayla El-Bushra
Director Joe Douglas 
Designer Francis O'Connor 
LX Designer Mark Doubleday
Composer Tarek Merchant 
Choreographer Emma Jayne Park
Video Jamie Macdonald 
Casting Director Laura Donnelly 
Puppet Director and Magic consultant   Ross Mackay

Video

Joe Douglas talks about what to expect from The Arabian Nights. 

Dates and Times

25 November 2017 - 6 January 2018

PREVIEW
Saturday 25 November 2017, 4pm
Preview tickets on sale Wednesday 1 November

EVENINGS, 7pm /
Gold dates

December Sat 9, Sun 10, Fri 15, Sat 16, Sun 17, Tue 19, Wed 20, Thu 21, Fri 22, Sat 23, Tue 26, Wed 27, Thu 28, Fri 29, Sat 30
January Tue 2, Sat 6
Silver dates
November Thu 30
December Fri 1, Sat 2, Sun 3, Wed 6, Thu 7, Fri 8, Wed 13, Thu 14
January Wed 3, Thu 4, Fri 5

MATINEES2pm /
Gold dates

December Sat 9, Sun 10, Sat 16, Sun 17, Fri 22, Sat 23, Sun 24, Tue 26, Sat 30
January Tue 2, Sat 6
Silver dates
December Sat 2, Sun 3, Wed 27, Thu 28, Fri 29
January Wed 3, Fri 5

Running time
To be confirmed during the rehearsal process in October 2017

Prices

PREVIEW
£10 Preview tickets on sale Wednesday 1 November 2017

Grand Circle & Stalls
Adults
Gold dates £30, Silver dates £27
Children
Gold dates £20, Silver dates £18

Upper Circle / Side View Stalls & Grand Circle
Adults
Gold dates £22, Silver dates £20
Children
Gold dates £12, Silver dates £10

Grand Circle Boxes
All Grand Circle boxes contain 4 seats
Gold dates £95
Silver dates £85

Festive Four Tickets
Buy four tickets which must include at least one guest under 18 and save!
Gold dates £85
Silver dates £75

All prices guaranteed until 3 September 2017

Accessibility

AUDIO DESCRIBED

  • Thursday 14 December - 7pm
    Touch Tour - 5.45pm
  • Saturday 16 December - 2pm
    Touch Tour 12.45pm

BSL INTERPRETED

  • Wednesday 13 December - 7pm

CAPTIONED

  • Saturday 9 December - 2pm

​RELAXED

  • Thursday 4 January - 7pm

What is a Relaxed performance?

Relaxed performances are open to everyone, but the environment has been specifically adapted for families with children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

How is the show adapted?

There is a relaxed attitude to noise from the audience, the lights in the auditorium remain on low throughout the show, sudden loud noises and effects in the production are softened and audience members are free to leave and re-enter the auditorium at any point.  We also have additional staff on hand to assist with seating and access around the Theatre, wheelchair capacity is increased  and there will be a Chill Out Room, where a space is made available for audience members who need a bit of quiet time before and during the performance.

The relaxed performance is open to everyone but patrons with a learning or physical disability, autistic spectrum condition or sensory or communication disorder are especially welcome 

Read The Lyceum's Access Statement here

Book Accessible performances here

Gallery

Rehearsal photos: