Alf Layla wa Layla

beauty, fantasy, mythology, stories of love and adventure

The Arena
Kuwait City

Produced by Scene Productions, and with set, video and lighting design by 59 Productions “Alf Layla Wa Layla” was a one-off performance of 12 famous Arabic musical masterpieces, sung by performers Marwan Khoury and Mai Farouk.

“Alf Layla Wa Layla” translates from Arabic as One Thousand and One Nights, a title associated with beauty, fantasy, mythology, stories of love and adventure found in the famous book “One Thousand and One Nights”. Umm Kulthum sang her famous song that bore the same title in 1969 and the song, composed by Baligh Hamdi, became one of the most beautiful songs of dreamy love in which the rules of reality do not apply.

This show has been conceived and designed to reflect the themes above and ends with Umm Kulthum’s masterpiece One Thousand and One Nights. Led by Maestro Dr. Khaled Noori with an orchestra of 50 musicians and singers, it was performed in Kuwait’s largest and most advanced new venue, The Arena Kuwait.


Performed by

Marwan Khoury and Mai Farouk

Conducted by

Dr. Khaled Noori

Set, Video and Lighting Designed by

59 Productions

Produced by

Scene [س] Productions

Art Director

Tom Wexler

Senior Video Designer

Matthew Taylor

Assistant Designer

Simran Phull

Lighting Design

Ben Pearcy

Set Designer

Hannah Rozenberg

Associate Producer

Anna Jones

Video Programmer

Brad Peterson


David Curtis
Laurent De Vleeschouwer