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.
Gulzaar Theatre Fiesta will showcase the versatility of the writings of legendary writer Mr. Gulzar, by staging three of his most popular plays, followed by a live poetry session with the living legend himself. Gulzaar Theatre Fiesta is an official Dubai Shopping Festival Calendar Event.
Kharaashein – 15 JAN, 7.00 PM Kharaashein a collage of Gulzar’s literary creations and poetry; Hilsa, the first story is about the middle-class attitude in a riot-torn city. Raavi-Paar is a story exploring themes of division revealing our inability to learn from our past. Khauff, is about fear and what it can do to the psyche of a normal man and Khuda-Haafiz is about a relationship which evolves under the duress of a conflict situation.
Sunte Ho – 16 JAN, 7.00 PM
Gulzar’s dramatization of Rabindranath’s short story Streer Patro and his own story Mard that explores the cultural conditioning of women in their own spaces. The two stories are presented together as a double bill as reflection on the status of women, and how they have been treated by men through the ages.
Arre O Henry – 17 JAN, 4.00 PM
Equally popular for their humour as well as their startling endings, Gulzar distills the very essence of O Henry's creations through the adaptation of this quartet of comic plays; Shadi Kara Lo, Nuskha, Madam and Baal Baal Bache. The plays have been adapted by Gulzar to local culture.
Rubaru (Face to Face) – 17 JAN, 8.00 PM Rubaru an evening with the maestro wherein he shares the experiences that defined his creative quest and his poetic persona. In conversation with theatre veteran Salim Arif, this tete-a tete promises to answer many questions that have been in the minds of the audience. The interaction is followed by Gulzarreciting a selection from his vast repertoire of poems.
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.