Plays For Student Performance - Sheherezade by Jeni Whittaker
41 mixed cast speaking cast, much doubling possible. suit Yrs 7/8. how our heroine tricks her husband to save her life through telling stories [Arabian Nights].
At present about one hour, fifteen minutes long, this play is designed to have other stories added, so that it can be as long or as short as required as you mix and match the stories to your cast requirements. Watch for future news of the additions!
There are many opportunities for cutting this play to make it focus more on the messages about feminism and the role of the artist/writer in society. It is very physical theatre, with often slapstick humour. It has been performed, in abbreviated form, by a much smaller and older cast, focusing on the sisters and the Caliph, with the few additional characters who occur in these scenes doubled.
This play was especially commissioned for its first professional performance.