Much Ado is one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies but it’s also a very thoughtful play which has a lot to say about gender roles, about the nature of love and the darker side of the human psyche. In effect it is a play all about contradictions – the contradictions that make up the human character. Robyn Cara and Danielle Flett are Hero and Beatrice. The Mercury Theatre's production of Much Ado About Nothing is set in a garrison town like Colchester, … [Read more...] about Review: Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare, Mercury Theatre, Colchester, until October 15.
The bench referring to Jammu & Kashmir Cinemas (Regulation) Rules, 1975, observed: “Nowhere it has been provided that cinemagoers can be prohibited from carrying their own food articles and water bottles to multiplexes or private vendors are allowed to sell food inside such multiplexes/cinema hall premises at highly exorbitant prices. Therefore, in absence of any such provision, cinema goers cannot be forced or compelled by the multiplexes/cinema hall owners to purchase food and water from theatre premises nor they can be prohibited from carrying food items into malls and multiplexes from outside. Even the viewers, who come along with their infants/babies, also need milk to feed them because they cannot be kept empty stomach for about three long hours. The restrictions on bringing outside food to theatres and compelling/forcing to purchase junk food, sold at the food stalls inside theatre premises, that too at exorbitant rates, particularly affect young generation, senior … [Read more...] about Movie Goers Can Carry Food & Water Inside Multiplexes/Cinema Theatres: Jammu & Kashmir HC [Read Judgment]
In her petition filed through advocate Kamlesh Kumar Mishra, the petitioner said she was shocked to see that the water bottle and food item being sold inside the theatre were priced exorbitantly high with a water bottle priced at Rs 20 in the market being sold for Rs 50. … [Read more...] about Now Delhi Lawyer Moves Petition Against Ban On Cinegoers From Carrying Food, Water To Multiplex Theatres [Read Petition]
Turning 80 is a time that many people choose to slow down and relax - but not Sir Ian McKellen. The actor will be celebrating his milestone birthday next year by taking a new show to 80 venues around the country - and will be kicking off proceedings at The Space on the Isle of Dogs. … [Read more...] about Sir Ian McKellen to perform at Isle of Dogs theatre as part of 80th birthday tour
She added that once the story was clear then theatre-makers could add all sorts of entertaining extras to the performance. “Music is very important because it adds to the emotional core of the story. If you choose the right song, it can add so much to the evening because everyone knows it and it also informs the action on stage because it tells everyone what the characters are thinking, how they are feeling rather than what they are doing.” … [Read more...] about Bury’s theatre director explores what makes a great Christmas panto