The award-winning stage adaptation of Judith Kerr’s bestselling children’s book is being brought to life on stage in the UAE by the original London cast. Written by celebrated children’s laureate David Wood OBE, this fantastical production tells the tale of Sophie and her mummy, who are having tea in the kitchen when there is a mysterious knock at the door… Meet the larger than life tiger with an insatiable appetite, and a cast of noisy characters. Expect lots of audience participation in this all-singing, all-dancing classic piece of children’s theatre. It’s a not-to-be-missed experience.
“A little while, a moment of rest upon the wind, and another woman shall bear me.” from 'The Prophet' by Gibran Khalil Gibran, 1923
Rest upon the Wind is a play inspired by the life and times of Lebanese literary giant Gibran Khalil Gibran. With a six strong London West End cast and an original sound score from award winning composer Jules Deering it mixes drama and comedy and instigates profound self-discovery.
The generous, funny and moving narrative centred on the relationship of Gibran and his sister Miryanna as they struggle to survive in America and suffer the painful loss and nostalgia for remembered Arab family warmth. Memories of childhood and Gibran's own spiritual awakening in Mount Lebanon are juxtaposed with the everyday bustle and music of the Lebanese enclave in Boston's Chinatown. Rest Upon the Wind provides an insight into the poet’s turbulent life and the women who shaped it with their influence; his sister Miryanna and his mentor, Mary Haskell.
N.B. buy tickets for the matinee performance of Rest Upon the Wind on Saturday 18th Rest to gain access to both events
BOLDtalks Woman is an intimate gathering founded on ideas of story-telling and live journalism. From a powerful talk by a cancer-survivor to the bravery of an investigative journalist who has documented women's lives under Taliban rule; for the 3rd year, BOLDtalks Woman continues to gather and give a platform to incredible stories told by women from all over the world.
In addition to this year’s talk programme, attendees will enjoy the matinee play of the London West End theatrical production Rest Upon the Wind as an extension to the BOLDtalks Woman programme. Writen by Nadim Sawalha, this play is inspired by the life and times of Lebanese literary giant Gibran Khalil Gibran. With a six strong London West End cast and an original sound score from award winning composer Jules Deering it mixes drama and comedy and instigates profound self-discovery.
BOLDtalks Woman 2015 is for men and women. Full event programme is available at www.BOLDtalks.com
BOLDtalks Woman 2014 will start at 10am, followed by the matinee performance of Rest Upon the Wind. Buy tickets to the matinee performance of Rest Upon the Wind to gain access to both events and the full day’s programme.
Prelude to a Kiss
April 30-May 2, 7:30pm
May 2 Matinée, 2:30pm
When Peter and Rita exchange wedding vows they don’t foresee what will happen next. An unknown elderly man asks to kiss the bride and, with this unexpected turn of events, Rita’s soul is transferred into the old man’s body, his own soul inhabiting hers.
Neither Peter nor the wedding guests perceive what has happened at that moment, and the new couple leave the wedding to commence married life, Peter believing the woman to be Rita. On their honeymoon, Peter begins to understand that Rita is not who he thinks she is and he learns that her body is no longer inhabited by her true personality. Struggling with the notion of who his young bride really is, Peter works feverishly to return the souls to their original bodies. Questioning ideas of identity and love during the course of his attempts, Peter realises that he loves Rita no matter how she is packaged.
Local community theatre group Backstage present Craig Lucas’ stageplay of the famed 1992 film.