A new play bringing Middle-Eastern folk tales to life is coming to theatres in Seaton and Taunton this April.

Tales from a Thousand and One Nights is taking place at the Gateway Theatre Seaton on April 14 from 7pm and Taunton Brewhouse from 7.30pm on May 1. They will also be holding three shows at the Exeter Barnfield Theatre on April 6,7 and 8 from 6.30pm and a matinee at 2pm.

Director Eliot Giaralarocca said: "We love stories...and no collection of stories are more beloved than these wonderful Middle-Eastern folk tales...they are hymns and fables to the inventiveness of the human spirit, by turns hilarious,poignant, odd and memorable.
With four actor-musicians, livemusic, mask and song we hopeto create a feast of physicalstory-telling in an evening that simply cannot be missed."

A spokesman for the show said: "Scheherazade tells stories...exhilarating stories full of fun, danger, wonder and passion...but will it be enough...Can her stories save her life?

"With their stylish brand of ensemble storytelling, mask and live music, Dragonboy
Productions breathe new life into some of the funniest and most entertaining folk tales
found in The Arabian Nights, including The Seven Voyages of Sindbad, The Little
Hunchback, Faisal and the Barber, Behind the Door, Sultan Haroun Laughs and The Tale of Sage Duban.

"Newly adapted and directed by Eliot Giuralarocca, this is a feast of storytelling, suitable
for the whole family and woven into a production that simply cannot be missed."

Doors open at 6.30pm for the show to start at 7.pm. Tickets for an adult are £12, under 16 £10.

Age Rating 10+ Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes (Including an interval).

Book your tickets from the Seaton Gateway theatre website here -thegatewayseaton.co.uk