A new theatre company is bringing its first ever show to New Wimbledon Studio this week.
Story Pocket Theatre’s Arabian Nights transports audiences to a faraway land with an extraordinary storyteller – Sheherazade. She must keep her husband the king entertained with her stories to save her own life and the lives of all the maidens in the land.
Will Ali Baba’s encounter with the 40 thieves do the trick? Can the story of Aladdin and his lamp help her live to tell more tales such as the Little Beggar or the Fisherman and the Genie?
Story Pocket Theatre was set up in 2013 from a passion to produce beautiful, wonderful and magical theatre for families.
Children’s laureate Michael Morpurgo said he was delighted to be the patron of the new company.
“It was apparent straight away that Story Pocket’s focus was on sharing stories in a bright, imaginative way,” he said.
“My passion for stories and writing has taken me all over the world and I am lucky enough to see my stories in print and on stage and screen. It was Story Pocket’s passion for story telling that struck me.”
Directors Julia Black and Adam Forde said they felt it was important to tell stories in sophisticated ways so that all the family can engage in the tales.
“We set up Story Pocket Theatre as we had a passion to produce exciting theatre for families and to keep the classic stories alive,” they said.
Arabian Nights is at New Wimbledon Studio on Friday May 30 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and on Saturday May 31 at the same times. For tickets call the New Wimbledon Studio Box Office on 08448 717646.