‘We simply can’t stop revealing our true natures'
A tale for today set in a magical tower block where the water has gone missing and five extraordinary individuals from the east and from the west cross paths on a hot and enchanted evening ending with a moonlit kiss and a homicide. Arabian Night is a sleek and sensual urban thriller from one of the most acclaimed voices of the German stage. Nominated Play of the Year by six German critics in 2001, ATC staged the UK premiere of Arabian Night in April 2002, and toured the play throughout the UK in April and May.
"In this delightful fable Schimmelpfennig shows that the 7th floor of a residential tower block can be a source of magical realism" - The Guardian
"A deliciously playful flight of fancy" - The Evening Standard
“This brief, 75-minute story suddenly floods that space with a great lost world of rich colour, intense flavour, howling passion, sudden violence, and sweet erotic magic.” - Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman