It’s A Happy New Year for Dubai Theatre in
It’s A Happy New Year for Dubai Theatre in 2017!
It’s A Happy New Year for Dubai Theatre in 2017: In many ways, 2016 has been a disastrous year for show business. The world of entertainment has lost so many wonderful artists who have defined our current scene of popular culture, theatre, art and cinema. But as all true artists will agree, ‘The show must go on’ has never been a more applicable quote.
The world needs imagination and creativity, just as plants need water and sunshine. To grow, we must nurture the creative energies within us and keep inspiring others, as well as continuing to be inspired.
And so, on to new things. Let the page be turned, the old year be packed away, and exciting and unexplored jouneys be taken. Certainly, we at Art For All find the New Year a time for celebration and growth, and 2017 will be no exception.
So, without further ado, here is our line up for the amazing shows we can’t wait to bring you in 2017!
Enjoy, be merry and Happy New Year from all of us!
Suitcase stories, Dubai February 2017
The perfect show for story-loving pre-schoolers, Suitcase Stories by Sell-a-Door Productions provides interactive tales accompanied by props and performance. Especially created for younger audiences, this travelling show provides a safe and welcoming introduction to the concept of live theatre. A storyteller with a suitcase full of props performs well-loved stories to small groups of children. Once the tales have been told, the session ends with a discussion and further activities are provided. Forty-five minutes of engaging fun for little ones.
Ministry of Science, Dubai February 2017
Would-be scientists have a lot to look forward to as the explosive stage production Ministry of Science is coming to Dubai. Bubbly duo Mark and Emma will be lighting up the stage with their entertaining and educational experiments, which include human cannonballs, hydrogen bottle rockets and how to create a smoothie using an exercise bike! It’s laughter and learning at the same time, so come on – grab your lab coats!
Fantastic Mr Fox, Dubai/Abu Dhabi March 2017
A playful retelling of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s tale, this musical adaptation, which has been brought to life by producing partners Nuffield and Curve, tells the story of the clever Mr Fox and his heroic adventures outwitting three greedy farmers. With live music and songs, jaw-dropping sets and a hilarious cast of characters, this is a fun-filled family show that will have you laughing from start to finish.
Guess How Much I Love You, Dubai April/May 2017
Adapted by theatre legend David Woods, this charming stage version of Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram’s bestsellers, delivers all the charm of the original books, with faithful stage designs and jiggle-along songs. While it’s aimed at the under-fives, parents will be hard pushed not to be captivated as Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare ask the titular question, ‘Guess how much I love you?’ each time using larger and larger measures to demonstrate their love. Cute as a button!
The Owl and the Pussycat, Dubai October 2017
Edward Lear’s famous poem about the odd couple who went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat provides the perfect inspiration for this humorous stage show. Love, travel and runcible spoons all feature as Owl and Pussycat experience unexpected dangers and new friends during a voyage of theatrical proportions.