Up & Coming - Play Schedule

Saturday, 1st May

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm : ALL IZZ WELL WITH SHUTURMURGH

The play gives us an opportunity to look for answers to questions and at the same time makes us laugh at our own tragedies.


Horniman Circle Garden – 7pm : CHANDU KI CHACHI

A Yatri Theatre Presentation for children.


NCPA Experimental – 7pm : SAAT TERI EKVEES (7X3=21) PART 2

A sequel of the first part, presenting a brand new set of 7 new monologues.


NCPA Tata Theatre – 7pm : GID RID OF MY WIFE

Three friends - one who is blind, one who is deaf and one who is dumb - live together with their handicaps and lots of creditors.


Sunday, 2nd May

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm : ALL IZZ WELL WITH SHUTURMURGH

An IPTA Presentation.


Horniman Circle Garden – 7pm : BHIM AND HANUMAN

The story of Bhim and Hanuman through Puppetry.


NCPA Experimental – 6:30pm : SAAT TERI EKVEES (7X3=21) PART 2

A Manhar Gadhia Presentation.


NCPA Tata Theatre – 6:30pm : GID RID OF MY WIFE

With Paritosh Painter, Smita Bansal, Balwinder Singh Suri, Jayesh Thakkar, Joy Fernandes, Tania Abrol and Shruti Sharma.


Tuesday, 4th May

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm : BADE MIYAN DEEWANE

Directed by Imran Rasheed.


Wednesday, 5th May

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm : BADE MIYAN DEEWANE

With Abir Abrar, Adhir Bhat, Sanjay Dadhich, Hussain Dalal, Dilshad Edibam, Akarsh Khurana, Tahira Nath, Imran Rasheed, Farrukh Seyer, Shivani Tanksale and Pawan Uttam


NCPA Experimental – 6:30pm : THE CAINE MUTINY COURT MARTIAL
While examining the tragedy of war, it probes the psyche of those at the forefront of battle, indicting the view that war is a stepping-stone to self-aggrandisement.


Thursday, 6th May

Prithvi Theatre – 4 & 7pm : BEDKE NEECHE REHNE WALI

Anyone who has ever had an invisible friend as a child is sure to enjoy this whimsical one act comedy for young people.


NCPA Experimental – 6:30pm : THE CAINE MUTINY COURT MARTIAL

Directed by Naseeruddin Shah


Friday, 7th May

Prithvi Theatre – 6:30 & 9pm : KASHMIR KASHMIR

The protagonist of the play, Kashmir Kashmir is a hotel in the middle of nowhere.


NCPA Experimental – 6:30pm : THE CAINE MUTINY COURT MARTIAL

With Kenny Desai, Shashankk Khaitan, Akshat Trivedi, Parimal Aloke, Jayesh Kodwani, Gaurav Ghatnekar, Aseem Hattangady, Karim Vakil, Jairaj Patil, Darshan Gandas, Raahil Gilani, Arvind Pandey, Faisal Rashid, Akash Dhar and Ankur Vikal


Karnataka Sangha – 7pm : THE SHEHENSHAH OF AZEEMO

A desi version of the classic fairytale ‘The Wizard of Oz’, about Dorothy, her dog Toto, and her search for a wizard in a strange land.


Saturday, 8th May

Prithvi Theatre – 9pm : SAA HI BESURA

Written and Directed by Makarand Deshpande.


NCPA Experimental – 6:30pm : ISMAT AAPA KE NAAM PART 2
The genius of celebrated Urdu writer Ismat Chughtai shines through these hilarious and heartbreaking stories – Amar Bel, Nanni Ki Naani and Do Haath.


NCPA Tata Theatre – 7pm : ME, KASH & CRUISE

The adventures of three Bombayites and their attempts to deal with the city’s ever-changing social, civic and political landscape over 20 years.


Horniman Circle Garden – 7pm : THE SHEHENSHAH OF AZEEMO

An Akvarious Presentation.


Karnataka Sangha – 7pm : CHANDU KI CHACHI

A Yatri Presentation.


Sunday, 9th May

Prithvi Theatre – 6 & 9pm : KAIFI AUR MAIN

With Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar.


NCPA Experimental – 6:30pm : ISMAT AAPA KE NAAM PART 2
With Manoj Pahwa, Lovleen Misra and Seema Pahwa.


NCPA Tata Theatre – 6:30pm : JOKE

Written and Directed by Makarand Deshpande.


Horniman Circle Garden – 7pm : A SPECIAL BOND PART 2

Ranji is back with a whole new set of magical adventures in the hills – ranging from crazy to magical, from a little romantic to even a little scary.


Karnataka Sangha – 7pm : MUMMY PLEASE!!

Written and Directed by Om Katare.


Tuesday, 11th May

Prithvi Theatre – 4 & 7pm : THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN

Tintin, his dog Snowy and the wonderfully entertaining Captain Haddock set off on another great adventure across continents when their good friend Professor Calculus is kidnapped.


Wednesday, 12th May

Prithvi Theatre – 4 & 7pm : SHEHENSHAH OF AZEEMO

A desi version of the classic fairytale ‘The Wizard of Oz’, about Dorothy, her dog Toto, and her search for a wizard in a strange land.


Thursday, 13th May

Prithvi Theatre – 4 & 7pm : A SPECIAL BOND

Based on various children's stories by Ruskin Bond.


Friday, 14th May

Prithvi Theatre – 4 & 7pm : A SPECIAL BOND PART 2

Ranji is back with a whole new set of magical adventures in the hills – ranging from crazy to magical, from a little romantic to even a little scary.


Karnataka Sangha – 7pm : PI

An exciting and highly adventurous tale of a young boy named Pi.


Saturday, 15th May

Karnataka Sangha - 7pm : THE MYSTREY OF THE PANTOMINE CAT

The safe of the Theatre has been broken into. Boysie, the Pantomime Cat, is on top of the list of suspects.


NCPA Tata Theatre – 7pm : LOVE ON THE BRINK

Directed by Lillete Dubey


NCPA Experimental – 7pm : CHUGADDHAM SYM-PHONEY

Based on the political-satirical opera The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, written by Bertolt Brecht.


Horniman Circle Garden – 7pm : ONCE UPON A ….TIGER!!

The play takes you to the jungle in search of the missing tiger.


Prithvi Theatre – 9:30pm : SALESMAN RAMLAL

Ramlal is caught in a web of installment payments, technological obsolescence and retrenchment.


Sunday, 16th May

ST. ANDREWS AUDITORIUM – 7pm : SOME GIRL(S)
A humorous yet poignant look at relationships. A man on the verge of getting married calls up is ex-girlfriends to gain some closure and to apologise for past sins.
Written by Neil LaBute. Adapted by Akarsh Khurana. Directed by Nadir Khan.

With Mukul Chadda, Shivani Tanksale, Juhi Pande, Radhika Mital and Tarana Raja Kapoor.


Horniman Circle Garden - 7pm : SUAR CHALA SPACE KO

A hilarious nonsense play about a smelly pig who travels to outer space!!


NCPA Tata Theatre – 7pm : KUCCH BHI HO SAKTA HAI

Selected incidents from Anupam Kher’s life have been strung together as the journey of a man who shares his pain, joy, tears and laughter with honesty and rare candour.


NCPA Experimental – 6:30pm : CHUGADDHAM SYM-PHONEY

A Proscenium Presentation.


Karnataka Sangha – 7pm : ONCE UPON A ….TIGER!!

The play takes you to the jungle in search of the missing tiger.


Prithvi Theatre – 9:30pm : SALESMAN RAMLAL

With Satish Kaushik, Seema Biswas, Kishore Kadam & others.


Monday, 17th May

Prithvi Theatre – 4 & 7pm : BHIM AND HANUMAN

Bhim, passing through the forest, tells a frail, old monkey lying across the path to move. The monkey is none other than Hanuman!


Tuesday, 18th May

Prithvi Theatre – 4 & 7pm : SUAR CHALA SPACE KO

Written and Directed by Shaili Sathyu.


Wednesday, 19th May

Prithvi Theatre – 4 & 7pm : ONCE UPON A ….TIGER!!

A Working Title Presentation.


Thursday, 20th May

Prithvi Theatre – 4 & 7pm : MUMMY PLEASE!!

Written and Directed by Om Katare.


Friday, 21st May

Prithvi Theatre – 4 & 7pm : CHANDU KI CHACHI

A Yatri Presentation.


Saturday, 22nd May

Prithvi Theatre – 11am & 4pm : ZAPPERDOCKEL AND THE WOCK

This is a story of how the Zapperdockels and the Wocks met and discovered one another and gave each other joy and friendship.


Horniman Circle Garden – 7pm : PI

An exciting and highly adventurous tale of a young boy named Pi.


NCPA Tata Theatre – 7pm : R.K. LAXMAN’S COMMON MAN

Written by Anil Joglekar. Performed by Ajit Kelkar.

NCPA Experimental – 7pm : Badmash Kahin Ka & Chitronki Kamal Machi Dhamal
A Kalaghar Presentation.

Sunday, 23rd May

Prithvi Theatre – 11am & 4pm : ROBINSON & CRUSOE

Filled with comedy, energetic action and fantastic stunts, the play is a delight to watch while leaving one with a heartwarming message.


Horniman Circle Garden – 7pm : JUNGLENAME

Shadow puppetry and a nautanki style of performance are brought together to explore the possibility of harmony and peaceful coexistence of humans and animals.


NCPA Tata Theatre – 6:30pm : BROKEN IMAGES

A One – Woman Performance by Shabana Azmi.

NCPA Experimental – 6:30pm : Badmash Kahin Ka & Chitronki Kamal Machi Dhamal
Written and directed by Ramnath Tharwal.

Monday, 24th May

Prithvi Theatre – 4 & 7pm : JUNGLENAME

An Aasakta, Pune Presentation.


Tuesday, 25th May

Prithvi Theatre – 4 & 7pm : PI

A Ranga Theatre Presentation.


Wednesday, 26th May

Prithvi Theatre – 4 & 7pm : THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN

Tintin, his dog Snowy and the wonderfully entertaining Captain Haddock set off on another great adventure across continents when their good friend Professor Calculus is kidnapped.


Thursday, 27th May

Prithvi Theatre – 4 & 7pm : DAY I MET THE PRINCE

With Nayantara Roy, Asif Ali Beg / Kirtana Kumar and Jaimini Pathak.


Friday, 28th May

Prithvi Theatre – 4 & 7pm : ONCE UPON A …TIGER!!!

The play takes you to the jungle in search of the missing tiger.


Saturday, 29th May

Prithvi Theatre – 11am & 4pm : JUNGLE DHOOM.COM

An Ekjute Presentation.


NCPA Godrej Theatre – 11am : BHIM AND HANUMAN

A puppet show is based on a story about the Pandavs from the Mahabharata.


Prithvi Theatre – 9:30pm : YAAR BANAA BUDDY

Isn’t friendship the most precious emotion of human relationships?


NCPA Tata Theatre – 7pm : DANCE LIKE A MAN

Written by Mahesh Dattani. Directed by Lillete Dubey.


NCPA Experimental – 7pm : MISS BEAUTIFUL
An ailing mother and father ask their son to find himself a beautiful girl. The son, wanting his parents to die peacefully, brings home Miss Beautiful.


Sunday, 30th May

Prithvi Theatre – 11am & 4pm : JUNGLE DHOOM.COM

Directed by Nadira Zaheer Babbar.


NCPA Godrej Theatre – 11am : BHIM AND HANUMAN

A Kalasootri Presentation.


Prithvi Theatre – 9:30pm : YAAR BANAA BUDDY

An Ekjute Presentation.


NCPA Tata Theatre – 6:30pm : CHANAKYA

A historical play that presents the epic struggle of a visionary to eliminate the entire political system of his time and establish a benevolent sovereign.


NCPA Experimental – 6:30pm : MISS BEAUTIFUL
With Nagesh Bhosle, Divya Jagdale, Makrand Deshpande, Ahlam Khan, Sanjay Dadhich, Ananda Karak and Vineet Sharma.


Monday, 31st May

18 Anukool – 7:30pm : GREAT TEXT READING

An informal reading of Jez Butterworth's 'Jerusalem'. All are welcome.