'1001 Nights: The Last Chapter' coming to Sharjah's Al Majaz Amphitheatre
The show is poised to be the grand opening act for the official inauguration of the World Book Capital 2019 celebrations starting on April 23
1001 Nights: The Last Chapter is coming to the Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah. The live entertainment show is one of the largest of its kind and features 537 team members consisting of 25 nationalities.
The show is poised to be the grand opening act for the official inauguration of the World Book Capital 2019 celebrations starting on April 23 and inspired by the Arab folk tales One Thousand and One Nights. Sharjah was crowned the World Book Capital for 2019 by Unesco.
Audiences will be able to watch the live show in Arabic, English and French at the same time.
A 51-piece live orchestra which musicians from Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Armenia will perform the musical backdrop which will feature theatre artists, acrobats and gymnasts.
Preparations for the production began a year ago with more than 500 hours of training put in. A number of artists from Mexico, UK, Brazil, Belarus, Slovenia, Japan, US and Canada will be featuring in the production.
“1001 Nights: The Last Chapter is set to change the face of live entertainment in the UAE, and will reinvent the genre of performing arts. The show is the first-of-its-kind in its unique integration of concept, forms of performance arts — this production will see the kind of audiovisual technology only seen in a handful of theatre productions yet globally, and finally, the number of individuals who have to come together to bring to life this theatrical masterpiece,” said Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, head of the inauguration ceremony committee of the Sharjah World Book Capital.
“The performance is inspired by some of the most important chapters of human literature written in this part of the world, and will offer a befitting inaugural to Sharjah’s year-long celebration of books and reading as the Unesco World Book Capital 2019.”
There will be one daily performance from April 23 to 27.
Updated: March 26, 2019 08:23 PM