Written by Alil Vardar, Le Clan des Divorcées is a hilarious comedy play that has been performed non-stop in Paris for the past 10 years, becoming France’s most successful running play. Having played to well over 2 million people, the celebrated show is coming to Dubai for the first time thanks to DUCTAC’s resident French Theatre company Culture Emulsion, with artistic collaboration from Pascal Legitimus.
The play tells the story of three very different divorced women who are forced by circumstance to share an apartment in Paris. Stéphanie is recently single and starting a new life, Brigitte is a country girl and Mary a cheeky Englishwoman.
A translation of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night into Hindi, Piya Behrupiya premiered at the Globe Theatre in London to fantastic reviews.
In the household of Olivia, two campaigns are being quietly waged – one by the lovesick lord Orsino against the heart of the indifferent Olivia; the other by an alliance of servants and hangers-on against the highhandedness of her steward, the pompous Malvolio. When Orsino engages his new manservant Cesario (who unbeknownst to him is in fact a shipwrecked lady named Viola disguised as a boy) to plead with Olivia on his behalf, a bittersweet chain of events follows. Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with some of the subtlest poetry and most exquisite songs Shakespeare ever wrote.
After smash hit successes in 2013 and 2014 the Short+Sweet Dubai Theatre Festival returns in February 2015.
Short+Sweet Dubai is the UAE’s biggest and best short play festival and brings together all of Dubai's top community theatre groups including Backstage, Dubai Drama Group, Theatrics, Loom Ensemble, Third Half Theatre and the American School of Dubai.
See more than 250 of Dubai’s most exciting amateur and professional actors, writers, directors and independent community theatre companies presentover 60 ten-minute plays across three weekends, with 10 different plays performed each night.
The festival will include something for everyone - comedy, drama, romance and thrillers – and all in just 10 minutes!
You can catch six totally different programmes of 10 ten-minute plays all for just AED100 per performance.
Walk the red carpet with the stars of the Dubai theatre world as the 11 best ten-minute plays from the 2015 Short+Sweet Dubai Theatre Festival are presented in one fantastic night of theatre.
See the crème de-la crème of Dubai’s amateur and professional actors, writers, directors and independent community theatre companies compete for the prize of being crowned the very best.
Afterwards enjoy the nail-biting tension as celebrity judges announce all the winners of the 2015 festival. Will your favourites walk away with the top awards? Best Actor and Actress, Best Script, Best Director, Best Theatre Company and the top award, Best Overall Production.
Starring the internationally acclaimed actress Nandita Das, Between the Lines is a contemporary play set in urban India, where a well-educated, affluent couple find themselves caught between modernity and tradition.
Maya and Shekhar are a lawyer couple who have been married for 10 years. Shekhar is an ambitious and high-profile criminal lawyer, while Maya - a former award winner - now balances her work drafting routine contracts for a law firm with home life and the couple’s children.
When Maya decides to take up a case to revisit the past and seek justice for the accused, the couple end up arguing on opposite sides of a criminal trial, resulting in the blurring of their personal and professional lives.
Featuring two fantastic performances from Nandita Das and Subodh Maskara , great dialogue, and plenty of laughs, Between the Lines is thought-provoking, tightly produced, much acclaimed and has been enthusiastically applauded by audiences around the world.
Experience Shakespeare’s most tortured and passionate protagonist in a way you’ve never experienced him before. Art for all is proud to be bringing ‘Othello: The Remix’ to the UAE in March 2015.
The Chicago Shakespeare Theater Company’s imaginative reworking of Shakespeare’s tragedy of jealousy and revenge is rooted in the artistic traditions of American hip-hop. A lively and experimental take on the classical text, it has also been adapted to suit the cultural sensitivities of the Middle East region.
‘Othello: The Remix‘ does not just translate ‘Othello‘ into hip-hop parlance, but adapts the story to a hip-hop setting. Shakespeare’s play is set against the backdrop of armed conflict, with Othello a general in the Venetian army, deployed by the Duke of Venice to defend their interests in Cyprus. Experience the unique mix of heightened masculinity, ambition, bravado and competition. The hip-hop setting provides the ideal context for replaying Shakespeare’s classic tale.
For those unfamiliar with the classical text, this energetic production sees MC Othello getting out of the ghetto and going straight to the top of his field. He wins the respect of the music industry, the adulation of fans – but also the heart of the beautiful singer Desdemona.
But as with all Shakespeare’s tragic protagonists, his character suffers from a fatal flaw. He is attracted to the spite of hip-hop purist Iago, who has something more sinister than a rap battle planned for Othello ….
This universal tale of passion and tragedy is a not-to-be-missed experience for Shakespeare fans and a brilliant way to introduce the classical text to students in a palatable, contemporary and memorable way.
'The show is a triumph from beginning to end' - Daily Telegraph
'Superb: sardonic, wise, smart, funny and mostly in rhyming couplets' - Chicago Tribune
‘Sophisticated and very funny’ - The Guardian
‘Absolutely brilliant...just as Shakespeare helped shape English, rap has dramatically refashioned it' - Chicago Sun-Times