Wedding night in the palace of King Shahrayar. By morning the new Queen Sharazad is to be put to death, like a thousand young brides before her. She has one gift that could save her - the gift of story-telling. Can the young Queen transport the vengeful King to the mystical land Ali Baba, Es-Sindibad the sailor and Princess Parizade? Will her silver-tongued story-telling save her life? A new edition of Dominic Cook's highly successful stage adaptation of the classic tales. Published alongside a brand new production by the Royal Shakespeare company for Christmas 2009.