Scheherazade by Johnnie Walker

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Scheherazade by Johnnie Walker

Every night, the King marries a virgin. Every morning, he chops off her head. The only person who can stop him is Scheherazade: a brave young woman with a crazy plan. Inspired by the famous storyteller from 1001 Nights, this bold play is part epic fable, part darkly erotic satire. With idiosyncratic wit and offbeat humour, Scheherazade explore an anachronistic world of fantastic opulence, daily Royal Weddings, and terrible secrets.

First produced by Next Stage Theatre Festival, January 2014

Genre: Drama, Dark Comedy

Run time: 120 minutes
Male roles: 5
Female roles: 6
Doubled roles: 39