Theatre Company presents Ali Baba

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Christine Ray as Scheherazade Jesse Thomas Hall as Ali Baba Tiarn Paddock as Safiria

OPEN SESAME to a magical world of wonderment with Ali Baba, presented by Murwillumbah Theatre Company.

Adapted by Ben Crocker from the famed Arabian Nights tale Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, this exciting adventure tells the tale of Ali Baba, a poor woodcutter desperate to buy the freedom of his girlfriend Safiya, a slave girl in Ali’s brothers household.

Ali’s luck changes when he stumbles across a magnificent cave of treasures, but the villainous Sheik Mustafa Leikh and his band of incompetent forty thieves aim to disrupt Ali’s plans.

Audience members will meet hilarious characters along the way, such as Ali’s mother Muma Baba, the Sheik’s two henchmen Yessah and Nossah and Kamil the dancing, farting camel. With shadow puppets, a storyteller and loads of laughs, this is a family show like no other.

Ali Baba is a slick production, full of slapstick humour and corny jokes. As usual with all pantomimes, the audience is encouraged to participate. Boos and hisses are definitely encouraged.

Well-known scriptwriter Ben Crocker has been described as “the wittiest and most original writer working in pantomime today” (AS Magazine). With Ali Baba, he has excelled himself with a funny, fast-moving plot full of fascinating twists and turns.

With lots of movement, action and laugh-out-loud moments, Ali Baba is an outstanding show for the entire family.

Craig Griffin as Cassim and Natascha Wolff as Sharon
Craig Griffin as Cassim and Natascha Wolff as Sharon

Ali Baba will show at the Murwillumbah Civic Centre on Friday, October 14 at 7.30pm, Saturday, October 15 at 5.30pm, Sunday, October 16 at 2pm, Saturday, October 22 at 5.30pm, Sunday, October 23 at 2pm, Saturday, October 29 at 7.30pm and Sunday, October 30 at 2pm.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children, available at www.murwillumbahtheatrecompany.com, from Electronics Murwillumbah, Main Street (cash only) and at the door.

For enquiries, phone Rosemary on 0439 834 684.