Ali Baba

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Ali Baba

40 thieves concealed in oil jars. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]

Ali Baba

uses magic to find thieves’ storehouse of booty. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights, “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves”]
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THE Edinburgh People's Theatre of Ali Baba And The 40 Thieves opens tonight and runs until December 20.
The Operation Ali Baba order - a reference to the story of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves - was given by Major Dan Taylor, in charge of humanitarian aid camp Camp Bread Basket, near Basra in southern Iraq.
The court heard he had outlined his plan, which was code named Operation Ali Baba - a reference Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves - to his commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel David Paterson, who approved it.
The 46-year-old is one of six children and made his acting debut playing a thief in a school production of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves.
Trailers at the end of the ITV show showed a wonderfully kitsch scene from little Paddy's christening - with Kyle and Chardonnay looking like something out of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves.
Dad trusted that we would enter the worlds of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, and appreciate what we found there.
They are performing Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves and anybody who has seen the group before can expect an enthusiastic performance from a dedicated team.