Theatre

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 …

Review of Blind Date recently played at Rangsharda

By Manju Sampat Sakaar Creation launched their new Hindi play “Blind Date”, which is an urban family entertainer, last night at Bandra’s Rang Sharda theatre. Pranav Tripathi wrote the original script of this play in Gujarati and the Hindi adaptation has been done by Mr Raman Kumar. Pranav Tripathi has been active in Hindi and Gujarati theatre for the last 20 …

Review of The Altamount Road Murders

Review by Manju Sampat  The Jeff Goldberg Studio, in Bandra has been doing some excellent theatre for some years now. Jeff Goldberg it’s founder, has written and directed “The Altamount Road Murders”. He also acts one of the key roles in this play. They staged the premier show of this play in one of South Mumbai’s most prestigious venues, The …

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 “Dads Girlfriend” this weekend at St. Andrews Auditorium.

Review by Manju Sampat One of Delhi’s leading theatre groups, The Films and Theatre Society, together with Coconut Theatre, launched their new play “Dads Girlfriend” this weekend at St. Andrews Auditorium in Bandra. Atul Satya Koushik who is known for his other successful plays like 
Chakravyuh featuring Nitish Bharadwaj, Draupadi, featuring Rakesh Bedi 
and Himani Shivpuri, Raavan Ki Ramayan, that …

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 the play David Coleman Headley

By Manju Sampat “Without the act of the performer the audience could not believe. Without the belief of the audience the performance would not be complete. We laugh at the same moment. We are moved. We gasp or are shocked into silence. And at that moment through drama we discover this most profound truth: that what we thought was the …

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 …

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