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Becoming Scheherezade


One wants to tell a story, like Scheherazade, in order not to die. It’s one of the oldest urges of mankind. It’s a way of stalling death.

Magic and reality collide as one British Arab navigates the voyages of Sindbad and tries to make sense of his own family’s migration to the UK. Becoming Scheherazade tackles ethnicity and sexuality, embracing both, in an absorbing, moving and funny tale, full of unexpected twists and turns.

Performances: 7.30pm 15th & 16th November

Tickets: £15/£10 (Concessions: Students with valid ID, unwaged, under 21s.)

Accolades for Becoming Scheherazade:

"charming and moving, and like the best shows, left space for reflection on the many tales one life can tell" - The Scotsman

"I would recommend this show to anyone who wants to see past the regular media stories about Iraq: to hear one man’s personal story, learn a little bit more about Iraqi culture, and feel how in the end, we are really all just the same. The same fears haunt us, and the same hopes and dreams keep us going.” - Fringe Guru

"Hussain is a lovely storyteller. Gregarious and engaging, Becoming Scheherazade is sincere and captivating under Hussain’s retelling of it. There’s nothing gimmicky or over earnest here; it’s just pure and simple storytelling done with real heart and humanity." - Grumpy Gay Critic

Line-Up Ticket Enquiries:

03330 124 963 (9.00-17.30 Mon- Fri)

Earlier Event: 13 November