Dubai-based community theatre group Danú Theatre Society return to DUCTAC’s Kilachand Studio Theatre with another masterpiece of contemporary Irish literature. ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ is a multi-award winning comedy which enjoyed huge critical acclaim in both London and New York. Academy Award winning playwright Martin McDonough embraces the great Irish tradition of rich storytelling and his skill in weaving sentimentality and savagery into Gaelic charm is masterful and utterly hilarious.
The play is set in 1934 on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, home to a sparse collection of dysfunctional, excitement-starved islanders. When news filters through that an American film crew are visiting the neighbouring island of Inishmoir, Cripple Billy, who is the pride and woe of the women who have raised him, is determined to audition and have a chance to go to Hollywood. Having lived his limited life staring at cows, being cruelly taunted by the locals and dreaming of the feisty Helen, he is not going to let this potential opportunity slip by. But, as is the way with anything McDonagh writes for stage or screen, this bittersweet comedy has a devastating end.
‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ premiered in London 1996 and finished its London and Broadway runs in July 2014 with Daniel Radcliffe of ‘Harry Potter’ fame acting in the title role.
When Tom and Clo read the adventures of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, their classroom is transformed into Neverland. Suddenly, heroes, Captain Hook, Indians and the lost children appear before them and they find themselves at the heart the adventure. Told with humour and panache through songs and drama, this is a journey that celebrates the power of the imagination to alter reality.
Following two successful Avignon festivals, four years and 200 shows Peter Pan et le Pays Imaginaire arrives in Dubai for the first time. This French language adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s celebrated homage to childhood consistently charms and enchants audiences.
A play about the power of dreams, and the boy who never grows up, Peter Pan et le Pays Imaginaire is suitable for children from 4 to 10 years, and for all adults whose imaginations still thrive.
Event Language: French
Age Limit: 4 to 10 years
Theatre Works present their 7th annual Student Showcase in the Centrepoint Theatre.
Featuring 220 students across three separate shows, the weekend brings to the stage a year of work from the company’s acting and musical theatre students.
West End Avenue - A Musical Theatre Review
A journey through the ever-changing and dynamic genre of musical theatre, all-time classics and lesser-known gems will be presented together. Participation is encouraged with the audience invited to sing along to their favourites and share in the joy musical theatre has brought to the ensemble.
West End Teenies will be a one-off opportunity to see the adorable youngest musical theatre students grace the stage, singing and dancing to songs from the most loved musical Disney films.
Myths and Legends - An Evening of Devised Scenes
Theatre Works’ acting student ensembles have devised pieces inspired by diverse, infamous ancient stories. In true ancient theatre tradition, expect drama, tragedy, comedy, with a creative modern day twist as they bring their collaborations and vision to the big stage.