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

Dragonboy productions breathes new life into these magnificently entertaining folk tales, newly adapted and directed by Eliot Giuralarocca and available for booking in Autumn 2020.

When a brutal King threatens to put her to death, Scheherazade attempts to buy herself time by telling stories…captivating, entertaining and exhilarating tales full of passion and humour, magical transformations, genies, bawdiness, sorcerers, passion, beauty, sensuality and danger…But will it be enough…can a story save a life?

Performed by a talented company of actor-musicians the show features original live music and the stylish ensemble storytelling that this company has become known for. Prepare to feast on some of the most popular tales from The Arabian Nights, including the story of The Little Hunchback, The Three Apples and The Fisherman and the Jinnee. This will be an evening that simply cannot be missed!

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 education pack.

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.

He 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, 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
  • Education pack
  • High quality press and production photos 
  • Video trailer
  • A range of e-shot images
  • Advertising through social media
  • National press support through PR consultant
  • Interviews with cast and director
  • 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

Drop me a line!

Thanks for Visiting!

Dragonboy Productions

+44(0)7961 141315