1001 Arabian Nights will be performed at Z-PAC Theatre Hervey Bay December 16-18.
1001 Arabian Nights will be performed at Z-PAC Theatre Hervey Bay December 16-18. Contributed

Fraser Coast performers bring magical tale to life

THEATRE lovers of the Fraser Coast, keep next weekend free - Z-Pac theatre's latest performance is coming up.

1001 Arabian Nights will show December 16-18th at the Z-PAC Theatre Hervey Bay.

Z-Pac president Liane Mills said the team cannot wait to show the public what they have been working on for the past four months.

 

1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS: The guards played by Danny Moller and Shane King.
1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS: The guards played by Danny Moller and Shane King. Contributed

 

 "There's about 20 performers, ranging from as young as eight, to 84," she said.

"And of course there is also those helping out behind the scenes.

"Set in Arabia, 1001 Arabian Nights is the story of a prince who is madly in love with a princess, but she won't marry him."

 

1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS: Actress Katrina Pitman takes on a male role, which is common in pantomimes.
1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS: Actress Katrina Pitman takes on a male role, which is common in pantomimes. Contributed

 

What makes 1001 Arabian Nights extra special is that is in the style of a pantomime.  

"There is a lot of audience interaction, with the characters talking to the audience all the time," Ms Mills said.

"That just makes it even more fun, and haven't done a pantomime for a long time."

Directed by Graeme Roberts, 1001 Arabian Nights is a musical filled with plenty of singing and dancing.

1001 Arabian Nights is two hours long, with a half-hour intermission.

 

1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS: Singbad played by Chris Hetherton.
1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS: Singbad played by Chris Hetherton. Contributed

 

The shows will be: December 16 at 7.30pm, December 17 at 2pm and 7.30pm, and December 18 at 2pm.

Book your tickets online here.

 

1001 Arabian Nights will be performed at Z-PAC Theatre Hervey Bay December 16-18.
1001 Arabian Nights will be performed at Z-PAC Theatre Hervey Bay December 16-18. Contributed

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