NCPA has produced some magnificent plays and musicals like Mughal-e-Azam, Gandhi - the Musical and Shikhandi - the story of in-betweens.
NCPA in association with Shapoorji Pallonji presents Mughal-e-Azam
A Love Story That Threatened An Empire..A Timeless Epic Now A Spectacular Musical Play
This is the grandest musical live theatrical production witnessed in India. High aesthetics and scale – this has created a new benchmark in theatre for India.
Not competing with the film – this is our interpretation for a live theatrical experience. It is a tribute to a film that is a masterpiece for its time, and still considered a classic today. The play has had over 3 successful runs in Mumbai.
Feroz Abbas Khan
Song recreation and background score
About the Director
Feroz Abbas Khan, winner of several International and National film awards for his film Gandhi My Father is the creator of masterpieces like Tumhari Amrita, Salesman Ramlal, Mahatma v/s Gandhi and several other plays. His pioneering work has travelled across continents gathering large audiences and earning critical applause. New York Times called his work Mahatma v/s Gandhi one of the most provocative English language plays to emerge from India in years.
NCPA in association with Silly Point Productions presents Gandhi - The Musical
Gandhi - The Musical presents the eventful life of the great leader in a unique format never attempted before. The spectacular song and dance extravaganza that not only gets his message across but also makes history look cool. As inspiring as it is moving and entertaining - with 14 original songs and brilliantly choreographed 9 dance numbers. This grand scale musical throws light upon the making of the Mahatma. His days as barrister, his struggle and his voyage to champion the cause of the oppressed in South Africa with non-violence and passive resistance being his only weapons, which include the advent Satyagraha - the path of truth.
Written & Directed by Danesh Khambata
Cast: Chirag Vohra, Abhishek Krishnan, Nivedita Bautiyal, Nishi Doshi & others
Watch the promo here.
An NCPA Production in association with Fats The Arts
Shikhandi is perhaps one of the earliest trans-characters known in mythology. Shikhandi was meant to be born male to avenge an insult in her past life as Amba. But the bigger karmic game unfolds when she is reborn female, raised male, has a sex change (thanks to a yaksha) on her wedding night when she runs away into the forest, and finally fulfils her destiny – to be the cause of Bhishma’s death. A comic, tongue-in-cheek retelling of the story of Shikhandi, mixing the traditional with the contemporary, the play questions maleness, femaleness and everything in between. The play was runner-up at the Sultan Padamsee Playwriting Awards 2016.
Written & Directed by Faezeh Jalali
Cast: Meher Acharia-Dar, Mahnaz Damania, Vikrant Dhote, Karan Desai, Nikhil Murali & Srishti Srivastava