Three upcoming plays to watch in Dubai

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Three upcoming plays to watch in Dubai

If you’re looking for a bit of culture in your life, you’re in luck as there are several plays being performed in Dubai in the coming weeks.

Ghosts
Up for a thought-provoking commentary on morality? The Junction’s take on Henrik Ibsen’s classic play is here to please.
Alserkal Avenue’s independent performing arts venue is putting on Ghosts, Ibsen’s hard-hitting play about 19th-century morality, for three evening shows. Taking place from Thursday August 22 until Saturday August 24, the cast and crew includes director Shanker Ramchandaran, a former theatre student from National School of Drama in India. The Junction’s summer production with kick off each night at 7.30pm, with ticket prices at Dhs75.
Dhs75. Thu Aug 22-Sat Aug 24, 7.30pm. The Junction, Alserkal Avenue, www.thejunctiondubai.com (04 3388 525). Tickets available on www.dubai.platinumlist.net

Much Ado About Nothing
It’s one of the most classic comedies ever written, and as vital today as it ever was. Derek Bond directs this modern and deeply moving production, held in Dubai’s foremost arts hub in the heart of Downtown Dubai. Tickets start from just Dhs150. Don’t miss it.
From Dhs150. September 25-28. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, dubaiopera.etixdubai.com

An Inspector Calls
J. B. Priestley’s “An Inspector Calls” is making its UAE debut this September at Dubai’s independent performance venue, The Junction. The play, which was first performed in 1945, begins when the mysterious Inspector Goole unexpectedly calls on the wealthy Birling family to investigate the death of a young working-class woman. His shocking revelations not only shake the very foundation of the Birling family’s lives but the play also challenges the audience to question their very own conscience.
Dhs125. Sep 10-Sep 12 10.30am & 7.30pm, Sep 13 3pm & 7.30pm. Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.thejunctiondubai.com (04 338 8525)

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