A powerful play about one of history's most important events in India and Pakistan will debut in Dubai this month.
Jis Lahore Nahin Dekhya (The One Who Hasn't Seen Lahore), an award-winning stage show by Asghar Wajahat, tells of the human cost of the Indo-Pak partition of 1947.
Following a Hindu woman who loses her son and family in riots following the huge change in the political landscape, it focuses on the fight for her home that has been granted to a Muslim refugee family from Lucknow.
'The play's theme, nostalgic charm and talented actors combined will definitely resonate brotherhood and peace with audiences across Dubai,' producers say. It has previously been well received by American and European audiences.
The performance will be the first for The b Theatre.
Reflecting on the latest division of his company, Harmeek Singh, owner and CEO of Plan b Group, which already includes Plan b
Advertising, Plan b Events, SiO2 Events, and the group’s PR, Social Media & Strategy wing bSocial, said: 'With our new theatrical
production house, we want to bring new talents to the UAE and bring in new entertainment programmes featuring all genres for audiences.
We look forward to delivering more enriched content and bringing it to the big theatre fanbase in Dubai.'
Tickets start at Dhs250, available from www.ductac.org or by calling 04 341 4777.
As well as the show at Centrepoint Theatre in DUCTAC, a second invitation-only event will be held at the Indian consulate.
Earlier this year it was revealed that Bollywood star Armaan Jain was in talks with Rajkumar Santoshi about making the story into a film.