A FOLK story is to be performed in Burneside by an amateur production company in the New Year.

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves will be acted by the Burneside Amateur Theatrical Society at the Bryce Institute between January 5–13 2024.

The production tells the story of hero Ali Baba, who is down on his luck and in love with Ariana who is a slave girl in Ali’s brother’s household.

However, the villainous Sheikh Mustafa Rash and his band of forty thieves try to scupper his plans.

Tickets cost £12 for adults, £10 for concessions and £8 for children under the age of 16, and can be purchased by clicking here.

Alternatively, you can call the box office on 07792 777213.