5th - 8th March
6.00pm & 8.00pm
Kilachand Studio Theatre
Presented by Seven
Tickets: AED 200 (Ages 16+)
Directed by Babak Tavasoli, and featuring well known stars of Iranian TV, Farhad Safari Jam, Ramin Nasser Nasir and Laleh Eskandari, Slice of Life is an original Persian script which centres on the day-to-day lives of the regular customers of a small and friendly café. But behind their smiles they hide many secrets of love and betrayal. Features live music played by famous Persian stars. After the show, all the stars will appear on the stage to greet the audience.
13 March 2014 - 7.30pm, 14-15 March 2.30pm & 7.30pm
A stage adaptation of the 2009 British psychological thriller film, Exam tells the story of eight candidates who have reached the final stage in the selection process for a role at a mysterious and powerful corporation. The candidates are left in a windowless room and given 80 minutes to answer one simple question. Forced to co-operate, the candidates begin to uncover each other's background, prejudices and hidden agendas. Tensions rise as the clock steadily descends towards zero and each candidate must decide how far they are willing to go to secure the ultimate job...
One of Dubai's most innovative community theatre groups, Backstage, presents this tense thriller about the lengths one is willing to go to when the stakes are high enough and the risks aren't.
What the Ladybird heard
12-16 March 2014
Based on the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson, the multi-million selling author of THE GRUFFALO, ROOM ON THE BROOM and STICK MAN comes, WHAT THE LADY BIRD HEARD, a glittering new stage show ideal for pre and primary school children with live music, sing-a-long songs, puppetry and plenty of audience participation.
Two crafy robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun!
Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of them all: The Ladybird has a plan of her own!
Join the woolly sheep, the hairy dog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this brand new stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monk's colourful farmyard adventure. The show uses live music, rhyming text, repetition and animal noises with plenty of audience interaction to encourage listening and literacy skills with fun in mind.
WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD is suitable for pre and primary school children.
Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented prize winning author of the world's most loved children's books, most notably THE GRUFFALO series which have sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Julia held the title of Children's Laureate from 2011 to 2013
Lydia Monks one of the most original picture books artists working today. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her critical acclaim and several awards.
Fresh from a ground-breaking total sell-out seasons across the world South African comedian Trevor Noah makes his Dubai debut at the DUCTAC's Centrepoint Theatre with a three-night run of his critically acclaimed performance.
Trevor has been performing for a little over five years but his explosion onto the international scene has been nothing short of meteoric. His last two years read like those of an international comedy superstar. Appearances on Jay Leno and David Letterman, Award winning Edinburgh festival show, sold out tours in, South Africa, England, New York, Montreal, England, Scotland, Germany, Holland, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and Australia.
Expect Trevor's great impressions to help deliver his intelligent musings in a show that is certain to sell out.
"I'm very excited to be in Dubai for my first performance ever in the UAE. It really amazes me when I get requests from all over the world to come and perform, it means my fans are everywhere! It's a very humbling experience and will thank my fans with lots of laughs', said Trevor about his inaugural Dubai tour.
So don't miss this chance to see Africa's pre-imminent comedian for a very limited run..
Tickets on sale soon. Watch this space for details.
MOULINS A PAROLES / Talking Heads
2, 3 avril – 8.00 pm
Kilachand Studio Theatre – tickets 200 AED
Language - French
Par Alan Bennett. Theatre in FRENCH language.
scène interprétation Alice Safran, scénographie Olivier
Présenté par le Théâtre de l’Oiseau-Tonnerre www.theatreoiseautonnerre.com Avec le soutien de l’Alliance Française de Dubaï www.afdubai.org Alan Bennett scénariste de La Folie du Roi George, nous propose trois portraits drolatiques de femmes infortunées qui racontent leurs dérives insolites. Irène passe son temps à épier ses voisins et écrire des lettres de dénonciation. Suzanne femme de curé anglican néglige de tenir son rang au sein de la paroisse. Leslie actrice ratée court d'auditions en tournages, tous calamiteux. Entre comédie et drame noir, des histoires de la folie ordinaire qui explorent la frontière entre rêver sa vie et la vivre. Une plongée dans un humour grinçant très british. Le Théâtre de l’Oiseau-Tonnerre a présenté de nombreux spectacles de Molière à Beckett, en France et au Moyen-Orient.
Three monologues. Three English women talk about their lives. It’s funny, poignant and engaging. Irene spends her time spying on neighbours and writing letters of complaint. Susan, the wife of an Anglican priest, neglects to maintain her position within the stifling atmosphere of the parish. Leslie, a failed actress, runs from castings to shoots, all of which are disastrous. Between black comedy and drama, these are stories of ordinary madness, which explore the border between dreaming about life and living it. Performed in French, the monologues are a dive into the very British acrid humour of Alan Bennett, famous for his script The Madness of King George. The Thunderbird Theatre Company have presented many theatre shows from Moliere to Beckett, both in France and in the Middle-East.
Hetty Feather - Live on stage
May 16th-24th 2014
The star of author Jacqueline Wilson’s bestselling books for children will be taking to the stage for a series of adventures along with her foster siblings Gideon, Eliza, Jem and Martha. One of the best-loved fictional characters known to children today, Hetty’s world brings Victorian history and drama to life.
Kilachand Studio Theatre - Tickets AED 250, -18 ans AED 180
Par Léonore Confino. Theatre in FRENCH language.
Mise en scène Alice Safran, scénographie Olivier Meynard, avec 5 acteurs.
Présenté par le Théâtre de l’Oiseau-Tonnerre www.theatreoiseautonnerre.com
Avec le soutien de l’Alliance Française de Dubaï www.afdubai.org
Un building, où pendant une journée de travail tous les employés d’une société de conseil s’agitent, déjeunent, dépriment, stressent, s’invectivent, en un mot vivent. Plus on monte dans les étages et plus on se sent à l’étroit dans son costume. C’est une ascension vers la chute. Le monde glacé de l’entreprise est passé au scalpel de la plume vive et terriblement moderne de la jeune auteure Léonore Confino. Une comédie corrosive sur le monde du travail, un moment ludique de pure intensité. Le Théâtre de l’Oiseau-Tonnerre a présenté de nombreux spectacles de Molière à Beckett, en France et au Moyen-Orient.
An office building, where during a working day all the employees of a consulting firm fidget, have lunch, feel depressed, are put under stress, argue, and briefly live. The more we rise through the floors, the more they feel cramped in their suits. It is an ascent towards falling. The ice-cold atmosphere of the company is satirised in the lively and terribly modern writing of the young emerging French author Leonore Confino. It’s a corrosive comedy on the world of office work, a playful moment of pure intensity. The Thunderbird Theatre Company have presented many theatre shows from Moliere to Beckett, both in France and in the Middle-East.