Betrayed by his former wife, King Shahriyar vows to marry, love and then behead a new bride each night, never to be betrayed again. Having murdered thousands of women, he encounters the beautiful and wise Scheherazade, who pleads to tell a story before her impending execution.

For 1001 nights, he postpones her execution enthralled, as he awaits her next tale of love, lust, hilarity or sorrow. Her enchanting stories bewitch him and he makes her his Queen.

Last season Ballet Ireland scored huge success with Runacre-Temple’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Described in the Irish Times as “Ireland’s finest full-length production to date … heart-stopping interpretations of the final scene. Runacre-Temple taps into a zeitgeist that so many other ballet companies desperately want to access right now … Ballet Ireland has fortuitously gotten a head start on discovering and nurturing her talent”.

Choreography, Morgann Runacre-Temple, Music, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.