SEPTEMBER @TAQA STUDIOS Director: Alison Shan Price MBE
The heart warming story of evacuee William Beech (played by 11 year old Boris Mihaylov) sent from London to the village of Little Wierwold to escape the bombing of London in WW2. He is the victim of an abusive mother but finds love and friendship with the reclusive widower Tom Oakley ( Brian McLaughlin) who he boards with, and the kind villagers.
Performed as Theatre-in-the-Round by members of One World Youth Theatre and One World Actors and kindly hosted by TAQA Productions.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK @The British Embassy Director: Hamad al Jenaie
Shakespeare’s Company of male actors are stopped from performing their production in The Gobe by The Master of Revels as theatres are closed. The Company and their female costume makers decide to keep themselves happy by acting out scenes from Shakespeare’s plays using props and costumes to hand, until the Company is invited to perform before the Queen Elizabeth 1, at the close of the show.
Excerpts of Henry V, As You Like It, Hamlet, Macbeth, Comedy of Errors, The Tempest, Romeo & Juliet, Merchant of Venice, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, Taming of the Shrew, Anthony & Cleopatra, Much Ado About Nothing.
Performed as Open Air Theatre, commissioned by The British Embassy and Foreign Office with costumes and props from One World Shakespeare Company.
*Dame Judi Dench kindly wrote a message for the programme.
THE REVENGE OF PETER RABBIT @DAI Amricani Cultural Centre & NCCAL
Adapted for stage from the stories of Beatrix Potter by Harriet Bushman & Alison Shan Price MBE
Produced by One World Actors Centre in collaboration with AMG with visual design by D-design Studios
@DAI Amricani in partnership with National Council of Culture Arts and Letters (NCCAL) kindly sponsored by ECRU FANTASY WORLD FUNZONE COZMO & AL ABJAR HOLDINGS
THE ONE WORLD ACTORS CENTRE & KUWAIT CENTRE for LAMDA EXAMINATIONS AWARD CEREMONY @DAR NOOR hosted by Sheikh Paula al Sabah
OCTOBER & NOVEMBER:
STEPPING OVER THE HORIZONS @DAI 23 Cultural Season under NCCAL & GUST University Global Studies Centre
Our founder and director Alison Shan Price MBE delivers the first of her series of lectures on British female explorers in the Middle East (1880-1940): Explorer, author and agent, Dame Freya Stark.
Alison performed the role of Freya in Hooda Shawa’s monodramas for TAQA Productions, based on the life of Dame Freya for The International Monodrama Festival, 2016 (directed by Abdulaziz al Haddad) and the DAI 23 Cultural Season, 2017 (directed by Diana Sfeir) and will again in August 2018, in UK.
BEATRIX POTTER’S 14th BIRTHDAY @ DAI Cultural Centre theatres of Amricani and Yarmouk
DECEMBER, KUWAIT: SWEENEY TODD-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Stephen Sondheim produced by Hamad Al Jenaie
By Special Arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd
In December, we presented the Stephen Sondheim musical SWEENEY TODD- THE DEMON BARBER of FLEET STREET @ The Live Theatre between 7-10 December. Musical Director Richard Bushman (Don Giovanni, The Pearl Fishers, Verdi’s Requiem) conducted an orchestra of 9 musicians and an ensemble of 60+ including the choir of AMG. Alison Shan Price directed the show with Hamad al Jenaie as Artistic Director and producer and Diana Sfeir as Designer and production manager. The role of Mrs Lovett was played by Comediene and professional singer Balqis duVal.
AUGUST, UK: THE BLUE BOX -MEMORIES OF THE CHILDREN OF WAR . The 5 star-rated International Premiere@the Edindurgh Festival Fringe.
Shortlisted for the Zeigeist Fringe Award, the production was a UNICEF Fundraiser.
Representing Kuwait, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the production was kindly sponsored by Al Ghanim Industries (Platinum), JAMM (Gold Plus), DAI Cultural Centre (Gold), Al Abjar Holdings (Bronze), Ian & Friends (Pearl)
For details on the making of this production please refer to its own page
MAY: William Shakespeare’s comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor – Commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death @ The British Embassy. Director- Alison Shan Price.
APRIL: The Blue Box- Memories of the Children of War – The World Premier of the full production @ DAI Yarmouk Cultural Centre, 21st Season. The production was under the National Council of Culture, Arts and Letters for Kuwait- The Cultural Capital of the Gulf
DECEMBER: Around The World In 80 Days @ the Universal American School. Kindly sponsored by UAS
NOVEMBER: The Blue Box @ Dar Noor in aid of Refugees. Kindly sponsored by Dar Noor and Al Ghanim Industries
OCTOBER: A Second Night In The West End @ The British Embassy Gardens, a tribute to Culture is Great.
AUGUST, UK: Antigone: An Arabian Tragedy @ The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015. Kindly sponsored by Al Ghanim Industries (Gold Sponsor), The DAI Cultural Centre (Gold Sponsor), The Crowne Plaza (Silver Sponsor) and Friends of One World. Nominated for the Amnesty International Fringe Award. For details of its development please refer to its own page.
APRIL: William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet @ The British Embassy, Kuwait
MARCH: A Little Princess. A One World Youth Theatre Production in association with Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice, Creative director /producer-Eleni Price.
FEBRUARY: The story of IBN al HAYTHEM’ as part of the ‘1001 INVENTIONS WORLD TOUR’ sponsored by UNESCO in Kuwait @ The Scientific Centre
FEBRUARY- APRIL: The National Tour of Antigone. Adapted from the version by Jean Anouilh in English (Roman-invaded Britain 02AD) and in Arabic (1990 Invasion of Kuwait) The Tour culminated at DAI Amricani Cultural Centre as part of its 20th Season under the National Council of Culture, Arts and Letters.
‘The English and Arabic versions of the production proved so successful with audiences that they have since been combined to form Antigone: An Arabian Tragedy, which will be debuting at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland, UK) in August 2015.
DECEMBER: Andrew Lloyd Weber & Tim Rice’s EVITA @ The Live Theatre. Kindly sponsored by Agility
NOVEMBER: 1914- 100 year anniversary @ The British Embassy under the Poppy Ball by The British Business Forum
MAY: A Night At The West End @ The British Embassy Kuwait in aid of Culture is Great. Kindly sponsored by Agility
MARCH: Alice In Wonderland: Steampunk Revolution @ The Performing Arts Centre, TES. Kindly sponsored by Al Ghanim Industries. Creative director/producer-Eleni Price.
MARCH: Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing: 3rd Annual Shakespeare Festival Production @The British Embassy Kuwait. Festival and production director- Alison Shan Price, producer- Eleni Price, choreographer-Augustine Tchantcho.
FEBRUARY : Annie: Special Charity Production with One World Youth Theatre @The Live Theatre. Kindly sponsored by Al Abjar Holdings the show was produced by Sundus Hussein, directed by Alison Shan Price and choreographed by Yousef al Nasser 2013
NOVEMBER: Into Narnia. A One World Youth Theatre Production in Association with Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice. Creative director and director of Craftshop-Nader Abdullah. Kindly sponsored by CAMCO GLOBAL EVENTS
OCTOBER: The Woman In Black @ Boxhill College. Directed and produced by Hamad al Jenaie and Alison Shan Price.
APRIL: The Roald Dahl Musical @ The Performing Arts Centre, TES. Kindly sponsored by Al Mullah Exchange and Al Abjar Holdings. Director and choreographer – Yousef al Nasser.
MARCH: William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: 2nd Annual Shakespeare Festival @British Embassy Kuwait. Festival and production director-Alison Shan Price and Associate director, fight choreographer and director of craftshop- Nader Abdullah.