Arabian Nights (RSC version)

Cast: 4f 5m doubling (large cast possible)

Staging: Flexible staging, minimal requirements

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848420588Publication Date:
3 Dec 2009
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781780011028Publication Date:
15 Nov 2012
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
This version: RSC, Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 2009

Arabian Nights (RSC version)

By Dominic Cooke

Paperback £8.99£7.19

EPUB £8.99£7.19

A simple and delightfully inventive re-telling of the stories from the Arabian Nights.

It is wedding night in the palace of King Shahrayar. By morning, the new Queen Shahrazad is to be put to death like all the young brides before her. But she has one gift that could save her – the gift of storytelling.

With her mischievous imagination, the young Queen spins her dazzling array of tales and characters. On her side are Ali Baba, Es-Sindibad the Sailor and Princess Parizade – adventurers in strange and magical worlds populated by giant beasts, talking birds, devilish ghouls and crafty thieves. But will her silver-tongued stories be enough to enchant her husband and save her life?

This revised edition of Dominic Cooke's Arabian Nights was published alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company's production in 2009. The original Young Vic version is available here.

The original music score by Gary Yershon can be licensed for performance. A digital version of the score is available for perusal, free of charge. Please enquire for more details, including fees. The quoted performing rights fee is for the play without the music.

Press Quotes

'The family show to see this Yule' 

The Guardian

'Superb... weaves a potent spell of enchantment as it moves from cruelty to happiness and from the blissfully ribald to the deeply affecting'

Daily Telegraph

'A masterful piece of storytelling... a truly magical piece of theatre that delights all the senses'

Whatsonstage.com

Cast: 4f 5m doubling (large cast possible)

Staging:Flexible staging, minimal requirements

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848420588Publication Date:
3 Dec 2009
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781780011028Publication Date:
15 Nov 2012
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Dominic Cooke:

Arabian Nights (Young Vic version)
Noughts & Crosses (stage version)
Getting Directions

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