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The Shahnameh: The Epic Book of Kings

The Shahnameh: The Epic Book of Kings

Adverse Camber productions in association with Carriageworks Theatre present

Leeds Storytelling Takeover

As part of Leeds Lit Fest 2019

Dive into the majestic myths, stories and music of ancient Persia and join supersized hero Rustam and his faithful horse on their adventures with magical creatures, princesses and kings in this enchanting and interactive family performance.

Hand-picked stories are brought to life with effervescent energy by dazzling performance storyteller, Xanthe Gresham Knight and through the sublime rhythms of virtuoso Kurdish Iranian musician, Arash Moradi, on daf, setar and shurangiz – ‘the excitement maker’.

Recommended for ages 6+


 Venue: Carriageworks Theatre 
Performance Location: The Studio 


Standard: £10


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  • The performance was a joyful, colourful, musical production - an absolute delight! The children were totally captivated and loved taking part in the story
    Junior School teacher

  • Gresham unwraps each tale like the petals of a lotus flower. At the end of the evening you leave with something beautiful created in your own mind
    British Theatre Review