Arabian Night

directed by Gordon Anderson

Arabian Night is a sleek and sensual urban thriller from Roland Schimmelpfennig, one of the most acclaimed voices of the German stage. Nominated Play of the Year by six Greman critics in 2001, ATC staged the UK premiere of Arabian Night in April 2002, and toured the play troughout the UK in April and May of that year.

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.

Image by Mark Goddard



  • The Bull Theatre (Barnet)
  • - Royal Exchange Theatre (Manchester)
  • Merlin Theatre (Frome)
  • Theatre Royal (Plymouth)
  • The Corn Exchange (Newbury)
  • - The Tron (Glasgow)
  • - Soho Theatre (London)
  • The Courtyard (Hereford)
  • - Lakeside Arts Centre (Nottingham)
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre (Aberystwyth)
  • Wakefield Arts Centre (Wakefield)
  • Trinity Atrs Centre (Tunbridge Wells)