Meet Sheherazade, the greatest storyteller of them all. She has a feast of adventures and
fantasies to tell involving genies, villains, heroes and princesses. Come and enjoy Ali Baba’s
encounter with the 40 thieves along with Aladdin and his lamp, the Little Beggar and the
Fisherman and the Genie. Be transported to a wonderful world of mysterious marvels with
music, madcap comedy, puppetry and theatrical magic, in Story Pocket Theatre’s exciting
new version of Arabian Nights. Suitable for ages five and up.
Jacques Brel was celebrated and adored for his poetic and theatrical music, with a large devoted following and the ultimate whos-who of famed anglo- and franco-phone lyricists inspired by his work. There couldn’t be a more appropriate way to celebrate his oeuvre than with Ce Soir J’attends Madeleine, a theatrical evening with three artists performing 20 of his songs live.
An emotional and poetic concert, the scene is The Café Alcazar where the waiter - a young man desperate with infatuation - waits for Madeleine. But, as in Brel’s ever-frustrated chanson, Madeleine doesn’t arrive. Taking Brel’s works - the ultimate in poetic melancholy - the narrative weaves music with dramatic performance to explore the bittersweet territory between love and loss, frustrated desire and ecstatic fulfillment.