Tales from a Thousand & One Nights : Touring Autumn 2020

Join us for a feast of Storytelling !

We are delighted to present a world premiere and brand new adaptation of some of the best and most entertaining folk tales found in The Arabian Nights

The Show

Scheherazade tells stories… exhilarating stories full of fun, danger, wonder and passion...but will it be enough…  

Can a story save a life?

With stylish ensemble storytelling and live music, Dragonboy Productions breath new life into some of the funniest, most entertaining folk tales from The Arabian Nights including The Little Hunchback, Faisal and the Barber, Behind the Door, Sage Duban and the Wazir and The Voyages of Sindbad. 

Newly adapted and directed by Eliot Giuralarocca and performed by a talented cast of actor-musicians the show is suitable for the whole family and is available for booking for Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021.

Designed to appeal to a mainstream theatre audience as well as families, lovers of the classics and students that have to review a live performance as part of a theatre studies or drama qualification, the show will be supported by top quality marketing and an online education pack.

This is theatre that cannot be missed!

Past Productions 

Directed by Eliot Giuralarocca

In and Out of Chekhov’s Shorts ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

Compelling, flows along like a well oiled machine…Unusual artistic cohesion...complex and very skilfully thought out. (Susan Elkin, Sardines Magazine)

Bravo!...The cast played a blinder...a witty whip-smart production (The Greenwich Visitor)

A beautifully interweaving set of fleeting tales. Heartwarming...humorous...delightful... lyrical... A Celebration of life's unpredictability (Always Time for Theatre)

The Tempest ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

Nominated for the Gran Premio de Espana de Artes Escenicas  (Le Tendre Amour)

Frankenstein ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Truly electrifying theatre…Beautifully crafted…A masterpiece….Fantastically talented and versatile cast!…A masterful re-telling…Unique and captivating! (Blackeyed theatre)

Dracula ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thrilling...totally mesmerising…wickedly innovative…a triumph!…One of the most innovative and gripping theatre performances I've seen...Extremely inventive...this is great theatre…stunning…the sheer theatricality was a joy to watch...intensely thrilling...A remarkable evening that ended with a standing ovation. (Blackeyed Theatre)

The Great Gatsby ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Beguiling and Captivating…Riveting..…

A masterpiece of timing...Exquisitely entertaining…immensely accomplished...A memorable evening, I urge you not to miss it! (Blackeyed Theatre)

Eliot Giuralarocca

Artistic Director, Dragonboy Productions

After studying for a degree in English Language and Literature at Oxford, Eliot has spent 25 years working solidly as an actor in Theatre, Film, T.V. and Opera while also working as an actor, theatre Director and Theatre maker.

Eliot directed and performed in the company's last show, In and Out of Chekhov’s Shorts, which he adapted from some of the best of Anton Chekhov’s short stories. The production toured to 27 theatres across the country and was warmly received by critics and audiences alike. His production of The Tempest, which he adapted and created for the British Council's Shakespeare Lives programme, toured throughout Europe and was subsequently nominated for the Spanish Grand Prize for the Performing Arts. He directed Blackeyed Theatre’s acclaimed national tours of Frankenstein, The Great Gatsby, Dracula and Not About Heroes while for Armonico Consort he directed productions of Baroque around the Block, Monteverdi’s Flying Circus and The Imperfect Pearl an Arts Council funded production about the life of the Baroque composer Domenico Zipoli. He also directed the world premiere of Knackerman by Rosanna Negrotti and Stephen Sharkey’s minaturist piece Retrospective at the Arcola Theatre.

Dragonboy Productions provides venues with excellent marketing materials and support including:

  • Leaflets and Posters
  • Media pack
  • Online Education pack
  • High quality press and production photos 
  • Show trailer and video interviews with cast and director
  • A range of e-shot images
  • Advertising through social media
  • Value added activities including Q&A’s, post show discussions and bespoke venue workshops.
  • School and College mail out and workshop offer : to try and get as many school and drama groups through the door as possible

Booking Information

• Available to book Autumn 2020
• Suitable for small and mid scale theatres
• Get-in 4 hours/Get out 1 hour/Same day get-in possible. 

• The Company consists of 3 performers and 1 crew
• Running time approx 1 hour 45 mins plus interval
• See for latest details


For terms, conditions and all enquiries, please contact 

Administrator : Samantha Warner, Tel 07399 706487 

Director and Adaptation : Eliot Giuralarocca, Tel 07961 141315

Autumn Tour 2020

Provisional Dates - subject to change


Wednesday 23rd September  - TBC

Auden Theatre, Holt

Saturday 26th September - TBC

York Theatre Royal 

Tuesday 29th September - TBC

The Sandpit Theatre, St Albans

Wednesday 30th September

The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead


Thursday 1st October

The Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford

Friday 2nd October - TBC

Jersey Opera House

Saturday 3rd October - TBC

Jersey Opera House

Tuesday 6th October

Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

Wednesday 7th October

Dorchester Arts

Friday 9th October

Litchfield Garrick Theatre

Tuesday 13th October - TBC

The Carriageworks, Leeds

Wednesday 14th October

The Atkinson, Southport

Friday 16th October

Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

Saturday 17th October

Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

Tuesday 20th October

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

Wednesday 21st October

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Thursday 22nd October

The Alnwick Playhouse

Saturday 24th October

The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Monday 26th October

The Wilde Theatre, Bracknell

Tuesday 27th October - TBC

The Royal Theatre, Northampton

Wednesday 28th October

The Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich

Thursday 29th October

Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Friday 30th October

Greenwich Theatre, London

Saturday 31st October

Greenwich Theatre, London


Sunday 1st November - TBC

Theatre Royal, Windsor

Monday 2nd November

The Hawth, Crawley

Wednesday 4th November

The Woodville, Gravesend

Thursday 5th November

The GlassBox Theatre, Gillingham

Friday 6th November

The Capitol Theatre, Horsham

Saturday 7th November

The Capitol Theatre, Horsham

Sunday 8th November - TBC

Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Drop me a line!

Thanks for Visiting!

Dragonboy Productions

+44(0)7961 141315