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STET The English Theatre - Theatre company Illyria - Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

A New Season asks for a grand opening. STET, renowned for its high quality international productions in the area of The Hague opens traditionally the season with an open-air programme. Since 2006, Britain’s oldest open-air theatre company Illyria has delighted audiences in the Netherlands with their fast and imaginative productions. This year we are proud to announce the arrival of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves for all the family!
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<strong>The story&hellip;
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Young Ali Baba stumbles across an enchanted cave when he overhears the magic words that open it: &ldquo;Open Sesame!&rdquo;. Inside the cave he finds untold amounts of gold and jewels, and takes some of it home to show his wife. But what will he do when she chides him for stealing? Can he keep the secret from his jealous brother? And when the Robber King comes looking for the missing treasure supported by an army of 40 angry thieves &ndash; will he and his family survive?
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The show is notable for a scene where one character polishes off most of the thieves &ndash; 37 to be precise, and you can count each one &ndash; with a cast of just five of the most hardworking actors in the business!
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Now in their 28th season, they return with one of their most popular ever shows, last performed in 2003. ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES! is adapted from the One Thousand and One Nights (otherwise known as the Arabian Nights). Like all the stories in this towering literary classic it is packed with cliff-hangers, larger-than-life characters, and laughs galore. There&rsquo;s lots and lots to join in with &ndash; and the most magical cave you&rsquo;ve ever seen! Perfect
summer fun for thieves and vagabonds aged 5+.
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Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)
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The Tempest: 28 &ndash; 31 August also by Illyria Illyria TC will also tour the Netherlands with their excellent Shakespeare production The Tempest. It will be performed in Natuurtheater De Kersouwe (28 August), in Wassenaar (29 &amp; 30 August) and at Schovenhorst in Putten (Veluwe) on 31 August. For more information visit the STET website (

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