Iris Theatre’s Arabian Nights is a gloriously colourful adaptation of a well-known collection of tales, freshened up by Iris Theatre – the puppetry is a highlight of the storytelling.
Iris Theatre has made its first family show foray outside Covent Garden in years and, judging by initial critical reactions to its adaptation of Arabian Nights and transformation of historic Hoxton Hall, the risk has paid off. We’ve collected some of our favourite highlights from the reviews to date below – in short, people are going potty for the puppets!
It’s tonight! Iris Theatre’s stunning adaptation of Arabian Nights premieres tonight at Victorian London landmark Hoxton Hall, where its limited season continues until 13 October. Check out our gallery of stunning production photography – the costumes! the colours! the puppets! – and then get booking!
We’re counting down to the official opening (on 19 September 2018) of Iris Theatre’s brand-new adaptation of Arabian Nights at Victorian London landmark Hoxton Hall. We already feel swept away in the storytelling magic with the show’s new trailer – including stars Pravesh Rana and Sharon Singh, interviews with the director and designer and lots of puppets. Watch here – and then get booking!
Grade II-listed Victorian London landmark Hoxton Hall is this week transformed into the ancient world of the Middle East as Iris Theatre moves in to premiere its brand-new adaptation of Arabian Nights. Full casting is now announced. Time to get booking!
For swashbuckling family fun this summer, look no further than Iris Theatre’s The Three Musketeers. Set at the beautiful St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden, the largely open-air production takes Alexandre Dumas’ 1844 novel and condenses it into a thrilling adventure.
I’d recommend The Tempest to anyone looking for a traditional Shakespearean production with a bit of a twist. While it may not bring us any radical new interpretations of the text, it does make for a thoroughly enjoyable evening,
A nice enough experience and a valiant attempt at making The Tempest more bearable, though a bit more trimming would be ideal – however, it’s a visual wonder that makes excellent use of the church & its garden, incorporating some magical set designs.
Perfectly timed to coincide with the upcoming royal wedding, musical comedy H.R Haitch is packed full of laughs but seems to run out of steam towards the end.
Much like Chelsea and Bertie’s romance, H.R. Haitch might not always be particularly elegant, but it’s good fun, and its heart is in the right place. And if nothing else, it gives us a couple of hours’ escape from wondering who’s going to walk Meghan down the aisle.
Not long left to see Iris Theatre’s latest outdoor family production, performed in the grounds of St Paul’s Church. The company’s new adaptation of Hansel & Gretel, which continues until next Sunday 3 September 2017, has been Offie-nominated for Best Production for Young People (Aged 8+) and has attracted some lovely notices.
Have you booked your family ticket yet for Iris Theatre’s new immersive adaptation of the Brothers Grimm’s Hansel and Gretel yet? With the company’s new video, go behind the scenes with the cast exploring the grounds of St Paul’s, the Actors’ Church – then get booking!
Hot on the heels of its critically acclaimed Macbeth, Iris Theatre continues its tenth anniversary season this summer with a new family adaptation of the Brothers Grimm’s Hansel and Gretel, told in the company’s signature immersive style around the grounds of St Paul’s, the Actors’ Church.
If you are looking for family entertainment that will brighten the spirits and enchant young audiences, then look no further than Iris Theatre’s spirited production of Treasure Island.
There are some imaginative touches in Iris Theatre’s Treasure Island – the trouble is, in a play that is 2 ½ hours long, they are too few and far between. Daniel Winder has taken Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale and boiled it down to an economically staged spin through the narrative.