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6 Must-See Live Shows Taking Centre Stage in Emirati Theatres

Whether you're a fan of musicals, comedies or dramatic operas, this year's line-up has something for everyone.

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6 Must-See Live Shows Taking Centre Stage in Emirati Theatres

The theatre scene across Abu Dhabi and Dubai has an impressive line-up of six diverse plays and musicals, from riveting dramas to comedies. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s coming up…

‘Dear England’ | July 20th

Kicking off the summer season, ‘Dear England’ is a captivating drama that dives into the world of sports and national identity. It is set to be hosted in the Courtyard Playhouse in Quoz, Dubai.

‘Fleabag’ | August 17th

Following its global success, ‘Fleabag’ makes its way to the Courtyard Playhouse in Quoz, Dubai. Created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, this dark comedy presents a raw and hilarious look at a woman’s chaotic life, promising to deliver wit and emotional depth.

‘Chicago’ | September 12th - September 22nd

Set in the roaring 1920s, this classic musical tells a tale of fame, fortune, and jazz with iconic numbers like ‘All That Jazz’ and ‘Cell Block Tango’. The show’s vibrant choreography and memorable music make it a must-see in the Etihad Arena stage this September.

‘Aida’  | September 13th - September 15th

Giuseppe Verdi's classic opera ‘Aida’ brings a grand ancient Egyptian spectacle to the Dubai Opera stage with its powerful music and epic storyline. Directed by Roberto Lagana Manoli, the opera will be performed by the Polish National Opera orchestra, choir and soloists under the baton of French conductor Patrick Fournillier.

‘Woman in Black’ | October 30th - November 2nd

As Halloween approaches, ‘Woman in Black’ comes to the Zabeel Theatre at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. This ghost story has thrilled audiences worldwide with its haunting narrative.

‘Life of Pi’ | November 15th - November 17th

Rounding off the year, ‘Life of Pi’ brings Yann Martel's bestselling novel to life at the Etihad Arena stage. This visually stunning production tells the incredible survival story of a boy and a tiger stranded on a lifeboat.


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