On one fateful day a poor poet and his beautiful daughter Marisnah find themselves on an adventure they will never forget. Kismet
fed 1950 s America s appetite for eastern exotica. In the popular imagination Baghdad was a place of mystery, luxury and sexuality. Here, beautiful princesses, autocratic rulers, enlightened poets and court spin doctors play out a hilarious and dangerous story -part fantasy, part history. First performed on Broadway in 1953, Kismet
was an overnight sensation winning 6 Tony Awards - including the only posthumous Tony ever awarded for Borodin s melodies. New Production. Conceived by Gary Griffin in association with Luther Davis and Kit Hesketh-Harvey.Performers Michael Ball (Hajj/Poet), Faith Prince (Lalume), Doald Maxwell (Imam), Sarah Tynan (Marsinah), Alfie Boe (the Caliph), Julian Curry (Jawan), Graeme Danby (Wazir), Rodney Clark (chief of Police).
Author Robert Wright. Author George Forrest. Book by Charles Lederer. Book by Luther Davis. Corporate Sponsor Sky. Corporate Sponsor Artsworld. Producer English National Opera. Director Gary Griffin. Conductor Richard Hickox. Conductor Simon Lee. Design Ultz. Choreographer Javier de Frutos.