Charles Lederer and Luther Davis

A Musical Arabian Nights Tale set in Baghdad

On one fateful day in old Baghdad, a poor but wily poet and his beautiful daughter Marisnah find themselves on an adventure they will never forget…

Sultans, bandits, princesses and beggars embroider this fantastic tale of romance and danger set amongst the moonlit gardens and sumptuous palaces of Old Baghdad.

Charles Lederer and Luther Davis

First performed on Broadway in 1963, Kismet was an overnight sensation, winning 7 Tony Awards, including the only posthumous Tony ever awarded – for Borodin’s melodies. This is the first major UK revival.

Tiffany Watt-Smith returns to the Arcola Theatre, once again collaborating with Naomi Dawson after their acclaimed production “Venezuela”.

Press on “Venezuela”:

‘Tiffany Watt-Smith’s cracking production’
‘Another highly original offering from this enterprising venue’