29th November 2019 — 30 pupils from Year 7 to Upper Sixth at The Royal Senior School have just enjoyed huge success in a 3 night run of ‘Arabian Nights’. This marvellous musical introduces Sheherazade, the greatest storyteller of them all. She has a feast of adventures and fantasies to tell involving genies, villains, heroes and princesses. But she must keep her husband the king entertained with her stories to save her own life and the lives of all the maidens of the land. Will Ali Baba's encounter with the 40 thieves do the trick? Can the story of Aladdin help her live another day? The audience found their answer in a show full of adventure, magic and wonder!
Mr Taylor-Gooby, Head of Drama, said: “As ever, I wanted to choose a play that gives as many actors as possible an opportunity to develop a character and make a contribution to the show. Arabian Nights contains stories and songs that take us on an adventure after adventure and introduces the audience to more characters than any other play I’ve worked on! It has been a pleasure to work with such a dedicated cast and crew, I’d like to thank Story Pocket Theatre for allowing us to perform the play and the support Adam Fletcher-Forde has given. We hope the audience enjoyed ‘the magic of stories’ as much as we did!”