• Celebrating regional acts

    An array of regional plays that span seven languages is going to be showcased as part of the 18th Nehru Centre Theatre Festival. With theatre doyens like Ram Gopal Bajaj and Arjun Deo Charan staging their productions, the city theatregoer is in for a dramatic treat

  • Mary Kom disappointed as her home state misses film show

    M C Mary Kom's hometown is missing the screening of the Priyanka Chopra-starrer biopic on the boxing champion as no theatre in Manipur is screening the film due to a ban by insurgency outfits

  • In pursuit of classical art in Kochi

    Heralded as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Kochi is known for its architectural marvels. But Sonia Nazareth goes on a trail of the classical arts to gain insight into the port town’s rich cultural heritage and comes away impressed after watching locals perform Kathakali and Kuttiyattam, the oldest surviving tradition of theatre

  • Will Kashmir's street theatre die an unsung death?

    Traditional Kashmiri street theatre, called Bandh Pather, which once occupied centre stage as the most powerful medium of mass communication in Kashmiri society, seems to be dying a silent death

  • Young talent showcases at Prithvi

    Thespo@Prithvi presents Baawla, a play by young first-time director Raghav Dutt, who has taken a leaf out of his own life, penning the protagonist whose devotion for his mother turns him into a poet

  • Vishal Bhardwaj hopes to bring moving theatre to Kashmir of 'Haider'

    Bollywood filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj hopes to bring a moving theatre to Kashmir for the screening of his upcoming release 'Haider'.

  • Drop in to know all about theatre

    Thespo 16 has organised a one-day orientation meeting for young theatre professionals and aspirants, to introduce them to the technicalities of theatre and of participating at the festival

  • Shabana Azmi to be part of UK play

    Veteran actress Shabana Azmi is heading to London for two months to be part of award-winning theatre company Rifco Arts' next production 'Happy Birthday Sunita'.

  • Mumbai crime: Two men beaten to death at petrol pump

    The victims were employees at the fuel station where they had been sleeping when they were attacked with a bike’s silencer pipe

  • A play within a play

    Theatre enthusiasts should watch Kaumudi, a play that questions the existence of the medium while removing the layers of an estranged father-son relationship

  • Play it right

    Theatre lovers can make a beeline to watch Timeboy and A Peasant of El Salvador, two plays by theatre production company Act One Scene One, which are being staged in Pune. Kartiki Nitin Lawate tells you more

  • Now, learn how to manage the stage

    Learn from theatre stalwarts like Sanjna Kapoor and Sunil Shanbag, who will conduct SMART — a management course that looks at making theatre practices sustainable

  • Shop owners at Bhandup mall protest against frequent power cuts

    Office and shop owners at Dreams Mall allege that for the last six months they have been facing regular power cuts, making it difficult for them to run their business

  • Watching Manchester United playing at 'Theatre of Dreams' Old Trafford

    There is much more to watching Manchester United playing at Old Trafford than just the football, writes Chetan Narula

  • The Kite Runner inspires a play on partition

    Inspired from Khaled Hosseini's popular title, The Kite Runner, the play I Bo Kaattey, tells the story of two childhood friends separated during partition, and how its protagonist Aazad comes to terms with its past after 20 years

  • Staging Chekhov

    Swatantra Theatre is performing An Evening With Chekhov, which will feature seven short plays by Russian author Anton Chekhov

  • Mumbai Diary page: Friday Frolics

    The city — sliced, diced and served with a dash of sauce

  • Kalki Koechlin excited to come back to theatre

    Kalki Koechlin will be essaying five roles in a new play co-starring Richa Chadda, Purab Kohli and Cyrus Sahukar

  • Aamir Khan introduces a unique marketing strategy for 'pk'

    Aamir Khan will get his cutouts in theatres to talk to people passing by as a part of promotions for his upcoming film 'pk'

  • Front row access to the best Marathi plays

    The annual Marathi theatre festival at NCPA starts this Friday. While your tickets for Aaydaan should be booked right now, the other six shouldn’t be missed, be it for their strong themes or promising talent