Lehman Trilogy: Salutary tale for Indian dynasties

by AMIT ROY WATCHING The Lehman Trilogy last week at London’s Piccadilly Theatre, with its tale of the rise and fall of a business dynasty established in America by three Jewish immigrant brothers, brought to mind an interview I did ages ago in Bombay (now Mumbai) with Dhirubhai Ambani. He introduced me to “my two […]

Grease takes you on a nostalgic ride

by ROSHAN DOUG When Grease opened in the cinemas in 1978, it became an instant hit and, subsequently, an iconic movie for my generation, with Travolta, Newton-John et al blending peppy music and dance with  sprightly songs and snappy dialogue. It was written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Cassy and – in a very light-hearted […]

Small Island: Epic Windrush story comes of age

by SHAILESH SOLANKI ANDREA LEVY’S seminal novel chronicling the experiences of first-generation Jamaican immigrants comes to life in this powerful adaptation by Helen Edmundson at the National Theatre. Small Island is a rollercoaster of a play, a tinderbox of high energy grappling with the emotive and highly charged themes of hope, love and racial identity. […]

South Korea and India presented a musical folk tale

In coordination with Korean Cultural Centre India (KCCI) at Delhi-NCR schools, a musical folk tale from across the sea was presented by a special troupe of Indian and Korean teenager artists. From Theatre Seoul group 12 Korean artists from South Korea and two artists from India performed the famous South Korean Folk Tale Heungbu, Nolbu. […]