Scheherazade - Tales of the Arabian Nights - By Nick Perrin
6 customer reviews
Add your review
‘I am just writing to say how much we enjoyed performing 'Scheherazade' last week with the children. The musical was a great success. The music virtually taught itself, as it was so tuneful and catchy the children just warmed to it immediately. The play lent itself to providing drama opportunities for everyone in our school drama club. The feedback from the children and parents has been tremendous - it has been one of the most successful musicals we have performed.’
- DW, Head Teacher, Croydon.
Four classic stories from 'Tales of the Arabian Nights' are cleverly interwoven into this colourful show featuring Princess Scheherazade. This show makes an excellent end of year show for primary phase, being a rich blend of music and drama, with beautifully orchestrated backings and lots of opportunities for dance and vibrant costume.
Two children are looking for a birthday present for their Grandfather in a junk shop full of oriental charms! They discover a heavy dust-covered book - 'Tales of the Arabian Nights'. A mysterious character, whom the children take to be the shopkeeper, suddenly appears and tells them about this book, then proceeds to read them the story of Princess Scheherazade.
Princess Scheherazade believes she can break an evil spell which has made the Sultan bitter and cruel. The Princess, aided by her sister, plans to marry the Sultan then tell such interesting stories each night that he will wish to hear more each and every night and so stop his cruel habit of disposing of his brides!
This is a versatile and flexible production with several optional opportunities for dance, varying class sizes and different ability levels catered for.
The particular stories featured are 'The Tale Of The Beggar', 'The Tale Of Ali Baba'. 'The Fisherman's Tale' and 'The Tale Of The Prince And The Stone'.
The Director's Pack contains everything you need to stage a successful show including the Director's Book with director's overview, cast list, synopsis, notes, script, score, lyrics, helpful staging suggestions and performance licence application form. The included Enhanced CD contains full vocal demonstrations of the songs for the children to learn and separate instrumental backing tracks for performance use (no pianist required), along with printable files of the pupil script and lyric sheets (which allows you to print off as many copies as you require).
Suitable for ages 8 to 12.
Approximate Duration: 55 minutes