Magical theatre, including the tale of Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp
Arabian Nights - a magical festive delight
Saturday 03 December - Saturday 28 January (Previews 3 December - 7 December)
Derby Playhouse are presenting a magical and spectacular show this Christmas, Arabian Nights, on stage from 3 December. The show includes well known favourites such as Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and will also feature a host of other exciting tales inspired by the Tales of a Thousand and One Nights.
These are the fabulous and magical tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband the Sultan executed each of his brides after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending. A thousand and one nights later her life was spared forever.
Comedy, romance and music make this a Christmas treat for everyone from aged 6 years upwards.
Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves are stories from childhood that conjure images of glittering treasure caves, magical wishes and cries of 'open sesame' and 'new lamps for old'. This is classic storytelling, brought to life by the beautiful and wise Shahrazad and sprinkled with the magic and mystery of long ago.
International musical star, Glenn Carter, who has previously appeared at Derby Playhouse as Robert in the hit musical Company will play the Sultan. Glenn will perform songs especially written for the show which will be accompanied by a live band of four musicians led by musical director and composer, Kelvin Towse (from Matlock), who was the musical director for Derby Playhouse's 2003 festive spectacular A Christmas Carol.
Playing Shahrazad is Kirsty Yates who appeared as Helena in Derby Playhouse's 2004 production of A Midsummer Nights Dream. Alongside Kirsty are a number of faces returning to the Derby Playhouse stage including Christopher Chilton (Can't Pay? Won't Pay!), Lucien MacDougall (Arsenic and Old Lace) and Josephine Welcome (My Dad's Corner Shop).