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 is in the telling of the tales, though, that Arabian Nights really comes alive. Iris Theatre uses a spectacular array of puppets, from a towering, glowing-eyed King Shahryar to birds, ships and sea monsters.
Arabian Nights is highly recommended for an evening of high-quality escapism and entertainment, presented by a talented and incredibly hard-working cast – with a little help from some seriously cool puppets.
This was the first time I have visited Hoxton Hall, one of the last remaining music halls in London, and it seemed a very fitting venue for this economic production of Arabian Nights.
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!