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Manju Sampat

Manju Sampat

Dr. Manju Sampat has a Ph.D. in English literature and takes workshops for The Learning Curve’s course on The Art of Speaking. The Learning Curve has been conducting workshops and full courses at St. Andrews College in Bandra since 2005.

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Review of “The Threepenny Opera” performed over the weekend at St. Andrews auditorium by the Motley theatre group.

by Manju Sampat  Directed by Imaad Shah, “The Threepenny Opera”, is the last of Aadyam’s plays, for its third season. This musical was performed over the weekend at St. Andrews auditorium by the Motley theatre group. Set in the late nineteenth century, “The Threepenny Opera”, is a musical written by Bertolt Brecht and Elizabeth Hauptmann, and is based on John …

Review of “Salaam, Noni Appa” Lillette Dubey’s new play

By Manju Sampat This weekend saw the opening shows of famed director Lillette Dubey’s new play, “Salaam, Noni Appa”, at the Tata theatre and at St. Andrew’s auditorium. Adhir Bhat has adapted the script of this play from Twinkle Khanna’s short story of the same name, which is part of her short story collection, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad. Kudos …

Review of Under the Gypsy Moon staged at Bandra’s St. Andrews Auditorium last weekend.

by Manju Sampat This last weekend Akvarious Productions staged “Under the Gypsy Moon” for Aadyam Theatre at Bandra’s St. Andrews Auditorium. This was the premiere performance. Veteran actor and director, Akash Khurana has successfully adapted Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel “Srikant” for the stage, and directed it as well. By “distilling the essence of the novel for the stage”, and then …

Review of “A Friend’s Story” that was recently performed at The Cuckoo Club

by Manju Sampat Acclaimed playwright Vijay Tendulkar’s 2001 Marathi play Mitrachi Goshta, has been translated into English by Gowri Ramnarayan. Renowned theatre director and actor Akash Khurana has directed A Friend’s Story, the English version of this play, that was recently performed at Bandra’s The Cuckoo Club. This play has been around for a while now and will be staged …

Review of How I met your Father which premiered over the weekend at St. Andrews auditorium

by Manju Sampat Raell Padamsee’s Ace Productions premiered their latest show “How I met Your Father” over the weekend at St. Andrews auditorium in Bandra. This “laugh a minute” comedy features the comic duo Kunal Vijayker and Cyrus Broacha. Joining them on stage were Maya, Cyrus’s young daughter, and Gopal Dutt, who often accompanies them on their iconic TV show. …

QTP theatre group performed Bertolt Brecht’s epic play Mother Courage and her Children, at St. Andrews auditorium

Review by Manju Sampat Quasar Thakore Padamsee and his QTP theatre group performed Bertolt Brecht’s epic play Mother Courage and her Children, at St. Andrews auditorium over the weekend, for Aadyam 3. This is an Aditya Birla Group theatre initiative in collaboration with the Times of India group. It provides a wonderful platform for new as well as established theatre …

Review of the play Agnipankh by Manju Sampat

On Saturday Zee Theatre showcased ‘Agnipankh’ at Bandra’s Rang Mandir hall. This is a period drama set in a newly independent India. It’s protagonist Durgeshwari, is a proud, wealthy Maratha Zamindar, who is referred to as ‘Baisahib’ by one and all. Making up for her husband’s inability of looking after the family name, she runs her zamindari household with an …

Roy Zaltsman – The mind illusionist’ regaled audiences to a wonderful night of entertainment at St. Andrews auditorium.

By Manju Sampat   Raell Padamsee’s Numero Uno productions recently regaled Mumbai audiences to a wonderful night of entertainment at Bandra’s St. Andrews auditorium. True to their promotional promise, the audience was ” transported to an out of mind and body experience” as they watched ‘Roy Zaltsman – The mind illusionist’. Roy Zaltsman is a mesmerizing, sensational, internantional mind illusionist. …

Loretta play review by Manju Sampat

The Aditya Birla group supported Aadyam initiative, is indeed a shot in the arm for all theatre groups, actors, and theatre lovers. In it’s second year, it continues to support theatre groups in their endeavor to produce lavish and often original plays. “Loretta” is one such play that was especially created for this year’s Aadyam festival.  It was originally written …

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