#AutumnIsComing! And that means that #ArabianNights is round the corner – we started rehearsals this week!
Today we’re thoroughly excited to introduce you to the cast of the show, which opens 12th September at Hoxton Hall! Joining us on the journey are Pravessh Rana, Maya Britto, Ikky Elyas, Izzy Jones, Sharon Singh, and Hemi Yeroham.
Arabian Nights is written by Nessah Muthy and is directed by Daniel Winder, original music and music direction by Sonum Batra, Amber Scarlett designs set, with costumes by Maddy Ross-Masson, puppets by Jonny Dixon, lighting design by Ben Polya, sound design by Filipe Gomes, assistant director Francesca Boccanera. Stage management is by Richard Friedmann, and production manager is Jack Greenyer.
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King Shahryar, Thief Leader Harrun, Kalandar of Basra, Ape
Pravessh trained at LAMDA.
Credits whilst training include: Twelfth Night, The White Guard, Welcome To Thebes, Hedda Gabler, Romeo and Juliet and Three Day In The Country.
Film includes: Sann Pachattar (AAP Motion Pictures) and Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster.
Television includes: Emotional Atyachaar (Disney).
Musician, Wife, Fisherwoman, Ali Baba’s Sister-in-Law
Maya Britto is from Hackney and is of Japanese and Burmese heritage. She is a recent graduate from the Royal Academy of Music, training in musical theatre. Maya is very excited for Arabian Nights to mark her professional debut.
Executioner, Kalandar, Brother-in-Law, captain
Ikky was born and bred in Hackney and is multilingual (Bengali & Arabic). He studied Psychology at university before joining the Hackney Showroom Young Actors Company in 2016.
Theatre credits include: Stay Happy Keep Smiling (Paines Plough); Red Pitch (Lyric Hammersmith); and Our Big Love Story (Rose Theatre).
Dunzayad, Marjeena, Young Queen
Izzy trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Theatre whilst training includes: The Boyfriend, Heathers and Jane Eyre.
Theatre credit include: If room enough, The Duck Pond and Le Bossu (withWings).
Izzy is thrilled to be joining Iris Theatre for this Arabian Nights adventure!
Sharazad, Ali Baba’s Wife, Princess
Sharon Singh trained at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where she was awarded the Sir John Gielgud Bursary Award.
Theatre credits include: The Game of Love and Chai (Tara Arts), Death of Kings and The Misanthrope (Conservatoire National Supérieur D’art Dramatique), Cyrano (Northern Broadsides), Three Sisters (Anonymous is A Woman), Hamlet (Shakespeare Peckham), The Misanthrope (Instant Mix), Titus Andronicus and Othello (Smooth Faced Gentlemen) and Holes (Jamie Hendry Productions).
TV & Film includes: Grace (Met Film Schoo), Nightlight (Kode), Love Bitten (Dan Allen Films), Parallel Lives (Smuggler), Doctors (BBC) and Vera (ITV).
Vizier Khalid, Hunchback, Ali Baba, Old Sinbad
Hemi was born in Istanbul and trained at the Guildford School of Acting.
Theatre credits include: Alice’s Adventures Underground (Waterloo Vaults), Romeo and Juliet (US Tour and Off Broadway), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (US Tour and Off Broadway), Operation Magic Carpet (Polka Theatre), Arabian Nights (Tricycle Theatre), The Tempest and Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival), 66 Minutes in Damascus (LIFT Festival & Sao Paolo Biennal, Brasil), Yo Valet! (New Diorama), Mathieu Kassovitz’s La Haine (Netherlands Tour), Cradle Will Rock (Arcola Theatre), Shadow Language (Theatre 503), The Container (site-specific regional tour), The Taming of the Shrew (Bridewell Theatre)
TV & Film includes: Benidorm (ITV), Tyrant (US, FX), Common People (Sky Atlantic), Closed Circuit (Working Title), Mamma Mia! (Universal).
Radio includes: Turnpike Lane (Urban Scrawl), The Long View, Ambridge Extra, Forgiving, The Cool Bag Baby and Poppyseeds (all for BBC).
Arabian Nights runs from 12th September – 13th October at St Paul’s, Covent Garden – get your tickets now!