The Holdfast Theatre Company Fireside Readings return to the Tea House Theatre this Autumn.
8pm Tickets: £5
Call the House on 02072074585 to book in advance
Join us by the fireside on Sunday 24th September for The Arabian Nights, a magnificent collection of ancient tales told by the sultana Scheherazade, who relates them as entertainment for her jealous and murderous husband, hoping to keep him amused and herself alive.
Sir Richard Burton was an orientalist explorer, diplomat and eccentric. He was a remarkable linguist, and his mastery of Arabic enabled him to mix with the Arabs disguised as one of them. In 1853 he made Haj, the trip to Mecca that is required of every Muslim, at a time when such an exploit by a European could have meant death. He wrote many books of travel during his time as employee of the Foreign Office, but he is best known for his unexpurgated translation of "The Arabian Nights."