We know the stories of One Thousand and One Nights mainly from the fairy-tale Disney films such as Aladdin, Sinbad and Ali Baba and the Forty Robbers. De Toneelmakerij and master storyteller Sadettin Kırmızıyüz use these age-old tales as inspiration for the new musical family performance 1000+1 nacht. Let yourself be enchanted by the power of stories. For everyone aged eight and up!
Run time tba
Genre youth theatre
Opening night Sun October 22
Layla is in hospital. She sleeps, very deeply. Father Ersin sits by her bedside day and night and tells her the stories from One Thousand and One Nights. Everyone in the hospital listens in, from the head doctor to the cleaner. In Layla's imagination, the stories come to life. Tough warriors move to the rhythm of the heart rate monitor, djinns emerge from an IV drip. While doctors busily dance around her bedside, Layla and her father fly over deserts, float past uninhabited islands and wander through fairytale cities. The hospital and the fantasy world increasingly intertwine. What is certain: without the doctors' expertise, Layla will not get better, but she has equal need for her father's loving stories.
Sadettin Kırmızıyüz: 'I am immensely looking forward to this performance, because it is a rich addition to the stories my children already know. Besides Little Red Riding Hood now Sinbad, besides Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs now Ali Baba and the Forty Robbers. Our country, but also our family, is a mishmash of cultures and stories and with this performance I am happy to contribute to that.'
Paul Knieriem about 1000+1 nacht
'Every parent knows how important it is to read to their child in the evening. Not because it is important, or good for parenting, but because it is such a nice intimate moment you share together. I hope this performance has the same intimacy as telling a nice story just before bedtime.'
text Sophie Kassies
direction Paul Knieriem
dramaturgy Paulien Geerlings
assistant director Floyd Koster
stage manager Pieter Loman
composer Kaveh Vares
set design Sacha Zwiers
lighting design Gé Wegman
costume design Jorine van Beek
assistant costume design Sara Schoon
acting Sadettin Kırmızıyüz, Denise Aznam, Kyra Bououargane, Mark Kraan, Harun Balcı., Abdelkarim el Baz, Bitha Babazadeh
technique Jos Koedood, Sophie de Hoop, Maurits Thiel, Shirley Versteeg
publicity image Jan Hoek
with thanks to De Versterking