Theatre
05 Feb
7:30 pm

Ishara International Puppet Festival

Puppet Got Talent

(Eng & Musical/40mins)

Dir. Mohamed Fawzy
Prod. Kayan Marionette Theatre
Country. Egypt.
Straight from the land of the Pyramids, it’s the spectacular puppet talent show that's got everybody talking. Get ready to meet a belly dancing diva named Cleopatra, a zany clown, a kooky musician and a handsome prince on his horse looking for lots of adventure; it’s a unique celebration of the folk tales of Egypt through a wide variety of highly entertaining acts. This musical show also features a spectacular Sufi dance performance on stage incorporating puppets as you’ve never seen before.
Sponsored by The Times of India

Suitable for all age groups.
Tickets at Rs. 375 available at the venue.



06 Feb
7:30 pm

Ishara International Puppet Festival

Bravo Bravissimo

(Multi-Musical/60mins)

Dir. Francesco Mattioni
Prod. Theatro Verde
Country. Italy.
"BRAVO BRAVISSIMO" a meaningful title, coming from the renowned aria of Rossini’s Cenerentola that suits well our new show based on stories and fairytales from all times and places, kings and queens, witches and wizards, enchantments, dragons, talking animals, any kind of heroes ... these are the eternal stars who accompanied us along over 20 years of theatre. A phantasmagorical Carnival - starring actors, puppets, rag dolls that form a sweeping repertoire of attractions of our Company – animated figures, symbols coming from past ages are but the pretext to time travel in a sequence of amusing, poetic, thrilling events.
Sponsored by The Times of India

Suitable for all age groups.
Tickets at Rs. 375 available at the venue.



08 Feb
7:30 pm

Ishara International Puppet Festival

Dinosaur

(Musical/40mins)

Dir. Anurupa Roy
Prod. Katkath Puppet Trust
Country. India.
Dinosaur is a non verbal show and uses puppets that are human size or bigger. These puppets are extensions of the puppeteers bodies. The story is about a T Rex egg that gets separated from the next. The baby dinosaur that hatches does not know he is a T Rex. He starts to desperately look for his mother. Instead he lands up in the midst of a hungry Raptor pack. The oldest raptor and he become friends but the other raptors still want to eat him up. Time and again the old raptor saves him but then there is a huge volcanic eruption. Will the old raptor be able to save the little T Rex baby again?
Sponsored by The Times of India

Suitable for all age groups.
Tickets at Rs. 375 available at the venue.



09 Feb
7:30 pm

Ishara International Puppet Festival

Variety

(Eng & Gibrish/40mins)

Dir. & Performer. Svarta Katten
Country. Sweden.
Variety is a medley of marionette sketches performed in different techniques such as string marionettes and bunraku puppet. The show contains comedy stuff with the mad physician Doctor Schwindelfrtz, a Pulcinella like character and his clients, oriental belly dance, the dancing skeletons and we present the only fire eating marionette in the world.
Sponsored by The Times of India

Suitable for all age groups.
Tickets at Rs. 375 available at the venue.



10 Feb
7:30 pm

Ishara International Puppet Festival

Petrushka

(Eng/45mins)

Dir. Anatoly Arhipov
Prod. Moscow Puppet Theatre
Country. Russia.
“Petrushka” - the performance creates the original atmosphere of cheerful Russian Fair with the certain Petrushka Theatre at it. Petrushka is the main character of the traditional, national popular puppet show over 300 years old. It is dressed in red shirt and cap with a brush. It derides human defects speaking with a special, ridiculous voice which amuses people.
Sponsored by The Times of India

Suitable for all age groups.
Tickets at Rs. 375 available at the venue.



11 Feb
7:30 pm

Ishara International Puppet Festival

Little Red Riding Hood

(Eng/45mins)

Dir. & Performer. Paul Mesner
Country. USA. Paul Mesner Puppets presents the tale of Little Red Riding Hood accompanied by a collection of American folk and traditional rhymes. Performed with beautifully crafted glove, rod and hand puppets, this show uses humorous wordplay to explore the playful quality of the English language. Join Georgette, the First Lady of the Paul Menser Puppets, as she introduces Little Red, Miss Suzy and her baby, Little Bunny Foo Foo, Little Miss Muffet, Old McDonald, Barnaby the Dog, On Top of Spaghetti, and Mary Had a Little Lamb.
Sponsored by The Times of India

Suitable for all age groups.
Tickets at Rs. 375 available at the venue.



12 Feb
7:30 pm

Ishara International Puppet Festival

Water and Others

(Musical/45mins)

Dir. Alireza Nassehi
Prod. IMA Puppet Group
Country. Iran. Wasting water causes drought.
So Mr. Foot is looking for a drop of water for his flowerpot while a battle is taking place for an empty water bottle! Mr. Foot is crawling desperately, when suddenly it starts raining and blessing the world…
Sponsored by The Times of India

Suitable for all age groups.
Tickets at Rs. 375 available at the venue.



14 Feb
7:30 pm

Ishara International Puppet Festival

Hans In Luck

(Hindi, Urdu, Eng/60mins)

Dir. Luts Grosman and Abdul Haq Haqjoo
Performer. Abdulhaq Haqjoo
Country. Afghanistan.
Hans is a young boy; it is 7 years that he didn’t meet his mother and his hometown because of his work. So he planned to meet his mother. Hans was an honest person so his boss gives him a circular gold same as his head because of his honesty. Hans moved toward of his town. On the way to home, the people which he met wants to cheat him and they refer him to changed his gold with different animals and high and low value things step by steps. Finally when he arrived at home he was missing everything and reached to home without any things, but he was happy because he succeeds to meet his mother and hometown.
Sponsored by The Times of India

Suitable for all age groups.
Tickets at Rs. 375 available at the venue.



19 Feb
7:00 pm

Theatre

Chakravyuh starring Nitish Bharadwaj

(Hindustani/95mins)

Dir. Atul Satya Kaushik
Prod. The Films and Theatre Society.
Chakravyuh, starring Nitish Bharadwaj as Krishna, tells the story of the thirteenth day of the battle royale in Kurukshetra that marked the demise of the brave Abhimanyu. The play recreates the chapter of Chakravyuh from the great epic of Mahabharata in such a manner that hidden meanings, interpretations and learning from the entire philosophy of the Chakravyuh take the front seat. Yet all the action, glory and valor related to the trapping of Abhimanyu in the Chakravyuh adds to the enigma of the story.

Ticket at Rs. 500 & 400 available at the venue.
Suitable for 5 years & above.



20 Feb
7:00 pm

Theatre

Couple Trouble starring Kashmera Shah

(Hinglish/80mins)

Dir. Atul Satya Koushik
Prod. The Films and Theatre Society.
Couple Trouble starring Bollywood Diva Kashmera Shah, is a comic story that revolves around extra marital affairs. What happens when a man whose stunning wife has no interest in his husband sets out to try his luck outside and finds himself under the scanner of eyes of a CBI officer who has similar intention! Even their wives are no exceptions as they are also over-welcoming to men who are not their husband, but for different reasons. This funny and thrilling joy ride takes the audience to different landscapes of cheesy human desires and even cheesier ways of achieving them. The satirical play on modern culture guarantees full-on entertainment!

Ticket at Rs. 500 & 400 available at the venue.
Suitable for 12 years & above.



21 Feb
7:00 pm

Theatre

Wo Lahore starring Avtar Gill

(Hindustani/95mins)

Dir. Atul Satya Koushik
Prod. The Films and Theatre Society.
Wo Lahore, starring Bollywood Actor Avtar Gill, is a musical drama set in the middle of twentieth century’s India which has been the most-written, most-performed and most-talked-about part of Indian history. This is a story of an ordinary woman, a mother of three sons, who tries to keep her family intact amid everything that is happening around. This play shows the internal conflicts and turmoil prevailing in an ordinary Indian family with the struggle for freedom, social beliefs of those times and the then partition in the backdrop. Beleaguered in different convictions, values and aspirations of her sons and husband, Jamuna is a representative of quintessential Indian women.

Ticket at Rs. 500 & 400 available at the venue.
Suitable for 5 years & above.



27 Feb
27 Feb
5:00 pm
7:30 pm

Theatre

Kya Family Hai!

(Hindi/90mins)

 

Dir. Raj Upadhyay
Prod. Thespian Theatre Company.
Thespian Theatre Company brings to you the 'Angrezon Ke Zamane Ka Jailor'; the tycoon of comedy 'Asrani' who will hold your hand through this rib tickling laugh riot. The play is a satire on the fading morality of society and how we have become so pathetically self-centered that we trample on the wishes of our own loved ones.

Tickets at Rs. 1550, 950 & 750 available at the venue.




28 Feb
28 Feb
5:00 pm
7:30 pm

Theatre

Kknock Kknock

(Hindi/90mins)

 

Dir.Pankaj B. Singh.
Prod. Stageplayers.
Cast: Rajesh Khera & Hasan Zaidi
A suspense thriller based on Anthony Shaffer’s Sleuth, with elements of comedy and drama. The play is set in the mansion of Rajwade, an immensely successful mystery writer. Rajwade’s home reflects his obsession with the inventions and deceptions of fiction and his fascination with games and game playing. He lures his wife's lover- Ajay Talwalkar, to the house and convinces him to stage a robbery of her jewellery, a proposal that sets off a chain of events that leave the audience trying to decipher where Rajwade's imagination ends and reality begins.

Tickets at Rs.500, Rs.400 & Rs.350 available at the venue.




05 Mar
7:30 pm

Stand Up Comedy

Honey I survived The Kids

(Hinglish/75mins)

Comedian. Amit Tandon Opening act by. Kishor Dayani.
A Father is always work in progress. With 11 years of experience as a father, Amit knows as much about the topic as any other clueless dad. In this comedy show, he talks about everything that he tried and learnt while handling kids. Threatening, bribing, guilt trips, begging; he has tried it all! Amit has won the Best Father trophy from his kids as they didn’t have any other choice. He can change diapers, Switch TV Channels and drink beer, all at the same time. Come to watch this super dad in action if you have kids or parents.

Tickets at Rs. 500 available at the venue.
Suitable for 18 years & above.



06 Mar
7:00 pm

Theatre

Heaven on Fire

(Eng/90mins)

Dirs. Vanessa Ohri & Farah Singh
Prod. Urban Suburban Productions.
An evening to celebrate the eternal saga of the war of the sexes and explore its various nuances with all its sparkle and fire – depicting idiosyncrasies and the stereotypes, the highs and lows, the tender and the tough, hilarious at times, poignant and hard hitting at others.

For tickets at Rs. 500/-, please call 9811614912.
Suitable for 15 years & above.



07 Mar
07 Mar
4:00 pm
7:00 pm

Theatre

Peer Ghani, an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's "Peer Gynt’’

Hindi-Urdu/145mins with 10mins interval)

 

Dir. K.K. Raina
Prod. Surnai Theatre Group, Mumbai.
Set in the Kashmir of the 1980s,where Peer Ghani lives with his mother Asse, this is the story of the proverbial anti-hero. It takes us through three stages of his life - the effervescent youth, a successful middle-aged trader and in the end a broken old man.It is the story of a man who roams the world to establish his identity, to discover his Self .With beautiful sets, soul-stirring music and an excellent ensemble cast, "Peer Ghani" is a truly memorable theatre experience.

Tickets at Rs. 1550, 1250 & 1050 available at the venue.
Suitable for 12 years & above.




  • Bravo Bravissimo - 06 Feb
  • Dinosaur - 08 Feb
  • Variety - 09 Feb
  • Petrushka - 10 Feb
  • Little Red Riding Hood - 11 Feb
  • Water and Others - 12 Feb
  • Hans In Luck - 14 Feb

Important Note:

We would like to inform you that due to unavoidable circumstances, the puppet show - Behind my House scheduled for 07th Feb stands cancelled. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused due to this. Please do not hesitate to contact our Programmes Desk in case you need any further information.