The production page for the 2011 return season of Cafe Scheherezade, directed by Bagryana Popov at fourtyfivedownstiars.

REVIEW: Café Scheherazade, fortyfivedownstairs, March 2011

"This is a joy. It is a vast-hearted, gleeful riot of story, music, dance, wonderment and cake. It is a cosy transport from soulless metropolis to vibrant cosmopolis."

Cafe Scheherazade (the novel) by Arnold Zable

Penguin Books Australia

"At once fable and history, Cafe Scheherazade takes the reader on a journey which ranges from Kobe to Paris, from Vilna to Melbourne. It remains faithful to the experiences of Jewish survivors, whose lives reflect the courage of refugees everywhere, and confirms Arnold Zable's status as a master storyteller."

Scheherazade takes centre stage

Danny Gocs, The Australian Jewish News, March 2011

"The poignant stories of these European migrants are brought to life through recollection, reminiscence and music in this production directed by Bagryana Popov and starring Jacob Allan, Richard Bligh, Marta Kaczmarek, Bruce Kerr and George Werther."

INTERVIEW: Leonard and Therese Radic

ABC Melbourne

The Conversation Hour - (From 26:40) Host Jon Faine talks with playwright and critic Leonard Radic and his wife Therese, playwright and musicologist. Married for 54 years, for the first time this year they had plays they'd written being performed at the same time. Her play, Cafe Scheherezade, returned to 45 Downstairs from 20 August 2011.

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