Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves


    Another Tobacco Factory Theatres and Travelling Light co-production.

    Once there lived two brothers. For the good-hearted Ali Baba, a poverty stricken wood-cutter, life is all toil and hardship. But for the proud Kasim, married to a Merchant’s daughter and as rich as trees are rich in leaves, life is easy. The two brothers are alike as chalk and cheese.

    Then, quite by accident, Ali discovers a secret and from then on life for the two brothers will never be the same again… Money, contract killers, heroic servants and disobedient donkeys take this a long way from a tale of everyday family life.

    In a brand new re-telling of this much-loved folk tale the creative team behind The Ugly Duckling bring their imagination and inimitable style to depict a unique and magical world that is rooted in the cultures of ancient Persia, India and Arabia.

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    Farrows Creative


    Available to tour. To book any of our productions please contact Kerrie Burke-Avery, Producer, on 0117 963 0963 or email

    RUNNING TIME 2hrs (inc. interval)
    ORIGINAL VENUE Factory Theatre

    Cast & Creative

    Creative team

    Director – Sally Cookson
    Designer – Katie Sykes
    Dramaturg – Sudha Bhuchar
    Composer – Benji Bower
    Lighting Designer – Matt Graham
    Choreographer – Joêl Daniel


    Ali Baba / Thief – Saikat Ahmed
    Marijanah / Thief – Suzanne Ahmet
    Ayesha / Ensemble – Meline Danielewicz
    Captain of Thieves / Fatima – Felix Hayes
    Nazir / Ensemble – Remi Tawose

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    Farrows Creative


    A terrific family night out that will have everyone leaving the theatre with a skip in their step

    The Guardian – Four stars

    A genuine treat

    Mail on Sunday

    Deliciously entertaining Xmas family fare

    Venue – four stars

    An absolute treat from start to finish

    Guide to Bristol