The Shahnameh at Soho Theatre

The Shahnameh

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Performance Storytelling by Xanthe Gresham, with music by Arash Moradi. Read More >

Aerial artiste of the spoken word, Xanthe Gresham, dives headlong into the majestic mythology of Persia, to perform sections of The Shahnameh – the epic masterpiece The Book of Kings – accompanied by the remarkable Iranian musician, Arash Moradi.

Magical horses, supersized heroes, and consuming passions abound in this world of romance, lust, tragedy and war. Here fathers and sons may be strangers in battle; selfish Kings move others like chess pieces across the board for their own amusement; beauty can be both a gift and a curse, and femme fatales condemn young men to journey through fire.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 12/02/2013

Closing Night: 12/02/2013

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Cast & Creative


Xanthe Gresham


Music By - Arash Moradi

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