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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 – Hello Farmaish, was performed this weekend at Andrews auditorium.

By Manju Sampat A Theatremaker’s Guide to the Galaxy! Hello Farmaish, was performed this weekend at Andrews auditorium. This is the second play from Aadyam’s fourth season in as many years. As we all know by now, Aadyam, is the theatre initiative of the Aditya Birla group. “We definitely want to take the audience on a journey, a flight of …

Review of The Inspector General

Review of The Inspector General held at Jeff Goldberg Studio By Manju Sampat The Inspector General is a farcical satire, a crazy Comedy of Errors, written by Russian writer Nikolai Gogol in the late eighteenth century. It was originally called The Government Inspector. This weekend, Bandra’s Jeff Goldberg Studio’s Advanced batch of actors, presented a Bombay Adaptation of this zany …

Cirque du Soleil on 15th November at MMRDA Grounds BKC

By Manju Sampat Audiences in India will very soon experience the magnificence of the world’s biggest live-entertainment phenomena, Cirque du Soleil, which is being brought to India by BookMyShow. Citibank has come on board as the presenting partner for the world premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s show ‘BAZZAR’ in India. The shows will start from 15th November 2018 in Mumbai, …

Review of A Streetcar Named Desire

By Manju Sampat Jeff Goldberg Studio’s latest offering, A Streetcar Named Desire, isbased on the classic play of the same name, by Tennessee Williams. Theoriginal play, set in the sultry French Quarter of New Orleans, was madeinto a powerful film in 1953. Three of the actors from this film wonOscar awards and Marlon Brando as Stanley became a cult hero! …

Review of Aadhe Adhure

By Manju Sampat Aadhe Adhure, is a powerful play, written by Mohan Rakesh, that deals with a dysfunctional family who seem to be caught in a web of unhappy circumstances and relationships. Savitri (Komal Chhabria), is a middle aged woman living with her spineless husband Mahindra (Ashok Pandey), 
and her three children. Ashok (Uddhav Vij) is the eldest and is …

Review of Go Back for Murder

By Manju Sampat. Making Noise Productions who recently produced Agatha Christie’s  “And then there were None”, are back with another play, “Go Back for Murder” also based on an Agatha Christie book, “Five Little Pigs”. They performed this play at Andrews over the weekend. Laura Mishra, who directs and acts in “Go Back for Murder”, has adapted the play to …

Review of “ And then there were None”

By Manju Sampat We all love Agatha Christie, and the idea of reading her classic mysteries or seeing a film or play based on one of her books, is simply delicious! A refreshing new theatre group, Making Noise, has brought to the Mumbai stage, Agatha Christie’s masterpiece ‘AND THEN THERE WERE NONE’. This show premiered last Saturday at St. Andrews …

Agatha Christie’s ‘ AND THEN THERE WERE NONE ‘ at St. Andrews Auditorium on Saturday 3rd and 10th March

By Manju Sampat Making Noise’, a relatively new and exciting theatre group, is bringing an all time classic production to the Mumbai Stage. They are performing Agatha Christie’s ‘AND THEN THERE WERE NONE‘ at St. Andrews Auditorium on Saturday March 3rd and 10th at 7.30 pm. The play is based on one of the most exciting and engaging story telling formats in any …

Shakti: A Return to the Source – Brilliant dance ballet performed at Bandra’s St. Andrews Auditorium.

By Manju Sampat Mumbai audiences were treated to a veritable feast of dance ballet this week by the Battery Dance Company from New York. They were brought to Mumbai under the aegis of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations and the Embassy of the United States of America. Thanks to them the brilliant dance ballet “Shakti” was performed at Bandra’s …

Review – Platinum, The Live ABBA Tribute Show, at St. Andrews auditorium.

By Manju SampatThis weekend Bombay audiences were regaled to the delightful cover act, Platinum, The Live ABBA Tribute Show, at St. Andrews auditorium. This group, led by Andy Nye from London, was started in 1997. This six member band has been brought to India by Raell Padamsee and her Ace Media Productions and they were here courtesy Raell two years …

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 …

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