Happy Birthday Sunita by Harvey Virdi, directed by Pravesh Kumar, with Shabana Azmi
Starring Shabana Azmi, Ameet Chana, Russell Floyd, Clara Indrani and Goldy Notay
After a sell-out tour of the UK, family comedy drama ’Happy Birthday Sunita’ is coming to DUCTAC in Dubai.
The Johals are getting ready for an intimate birthday dinner for Sunita but she's nowhere to be seen. As the perfectly rounded rotis are being cooked and smothered in full fat butter, years of family conflict bubbling under the surface starts to spill over. Sunita's birthday party is full of surprises!
Rifco is an award winning theatre company based in the UK that has been pushing the boundaries of performing arts and introducing a new kind of audience to the world of theatre both nationally and internationally for over fifteen years.
Intriguing comic family drama based in the British Asian community; strong performances - The Stage Harvey Virdi's script with its sprinkling of Punjabi rings true and Pravesh Kumar's direction echoes this... Its strength is that the story and its characters are universal -What's On Stage It is very funny -British Theatre Guide
By his own admission, William Avery Bishop was the Royal Military College’s “worst student ever”. But before he can be expelled, he enlists for service in the First World War. By the time Billy Bishop’s wartime days are over, this charismatic and pugnacious fighter pilot from Ontario will become a hero and a lightning rod of new confidence for a young Canada.
Since its first staging in 1978, Billy Bishop Goes to War has become one of the most popular and oft-produced theatrical works in Canada, and across the world. Anchored by its haunted hero and his clear-eyed memories of war’s tragedies and black comedies, this award-winning musical epic is given extra resonance by songs that are sometimes raucous, sometimes mournful, but always steeped in the realities of wartime.
Culture Emulsion present Le Prenom, the famous French-language theatre play that centres around a family discussion around the first name selection of a family member
Vincent (Stephane Brismontier) is going be a dad for the first time. Invited for a dinner at Elisabeth (Nadia Lorenzon) and Pierre’s (Frederic Juillot) place (his sister and brother in law) he meets there Claude (Karl Stinglhamber), his childhood friend. While they're all waiting for Anna (Victoria Joun), Vincent's young wife, he's been asked many questions about his to come fatherhood. But when they ask him about the first name, his answer will bring the whole family into chaos...
As told in the tales of the Arabian Nights, The Princess Sheherazade has been telling stories to the Sultan for 1001 evenings. But after the 1001st she’s run out of inspiration for story number 1002. Fortunately, all the kids in the audience are welcome to help her! Come along to this charming stageplay and whisper some new ideas to Sheherazade and her sister Dinarzade to help build up the story of the show! Expect poetry, magic and interactivity for the children and their parents alike.
A CHOCTASTIC MUSICAL SPECTACULAR COMES TO DUBAI THIS CHRISTMAS
Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life.
Enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka hides five golden tickets in his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever finds these tickets will win a tour of the Wonka factory and a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the winning children are insufferable brats; the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket. The children must learn to follow Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences.
Featuring all the hit songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.
S4K's A Midsummer Night's Dream
February 1 - 5, 2015
S4K are returning to DUCTAC with a brand new production of their hilarious musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy.
Fairies and fun, royalty and romance, magic and misunderstandings: S4K’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has them all.
The Bard’s comedy gets an actor-musician makeover in a dazzling version that has proved a huge hit every time it has toured.
Who can resist the story of a Duke marrying his Amazonian queen, two sets of lovers who run away into the woods where we find Bottom and his funny friends rehearsing a play, feuding fairies and a naughty sprite called Puck, whose mismanaged magic causes no end of merriment?
With the play’s most famous lines woven into easy-to-understand modern language S4K’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is enchanting entertainment for people of all ages and the perfect introduction to Shakespeare. Simply a dream come true.
February 6 - 7, 2015
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.