Wedding night in the palace of King Shahrayar. By morning the new Queen Sharazad is to be put to death, like a thousand young brides before her. She has one gift that could save her - the gift of story-telling. Can the young Queen transport the vengeful King to the mystical land Ali Baba, Es-Sindibad the sailor and Princess Parizade? Will her silver-tongued story-telling save her life? A new edition of Dominic Cook's highly successful stage adaptation of the classic tales. Published alongside a brand new production by the Royal Shakespeare company for Christmas 2009.
Dominic Cooke is Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre, London. As well as Arabian Nights, he wrote and directed the RSC's sell-out version of Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses also published by NHB. His RSC production of The Crucible (2006) won an Olivier Award. He lives in Acton, West London.