Thrilling and thought-provoking: Frankenstein at the National Theatre, Encore Screening

Study. Read. Write.

It does take skill to adapt Mary Shelley’s gothic classic Frankenstein for the stage without turning it into a caricature of the Boris Karloff films. But that is exactly what director extraordinaire Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), and screen writer Nick Dear, managed to do.

Their Frankenstein, which had its original run from February until May 2011 at the National Theatre in London, is a true theatrical masterpiece, both thrilling and thought-provoking.

So popular was the play’s original run that Encore screenings of a recorded performance have been shown worldwide every year since 2011. The two lead actors, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, War Horse, The Hobbit) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting, Dark Shadows) alternated nightly between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

This version starred Benedict Cumberbatch as The Creature and Jonny Lee Miller as Frankenstein, and it’s one of those rare performances that is so powerful and…

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I Had A Dream

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I had a dream

Can you handle a play that demands not leaving your brains at home?

Following the footsteps of masterminds like Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco we’ve dared to create a space that can swing you between laughter and sorrow, all at the same time. A magic potion that delves into the inner conflicts of a man in these modern times. This remarkable piece revives the ‘Theatre of the Absurd’, it is surreal and it is bold in experimenting with conventions of theatre, pushing the boundaries of storytelling. Like music, it is an expression that can only be experienced, rather than explained. It will leave you mesmerized by your own thoughts (and how rare is that!)

The play is uncompromised entertainment, a spectacular blend of sounds, lights, emotions and performances. The spectators will transcend, from watching a show on stage to being a part of one in life, and ultimately, I HAD A DREAM will leave them with thoughts they will take back home, neatly wrapped in an existential wisdom. Consider that as our return gift to you!

Statutory Warning: Not for the weak minded!
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DATES: 29th and 30th August 2014
TIME: 7:30 PM
VENUE: K H Kala Soudha

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IN THE ACT with Kunal V Singh

Intense two day acting workshop designed to introduce the fundamentals of Acting on Stage, Script Analysis, Character Study & Building a character and Stage techniques. The workshop is not just for aspiring actors, but for anyone who wants to break free of his internal chains and experience the joy of freedom from self imposed conditions, enhance his /her public speaking abilities and gain confidence.

TOPICS COVERED

Workshop modules:

Observation and Imagination

Correct use of vocals

Creating a character

Using the body as an acting tool

Facial expressions

Expressing emotions –  Basic of method acting, triggering memory

Basic gibberish

Understanding Status

How to best use lights and music

Understanding stage

Frame composition

Understanding blocking

Concentration

Special segment includes

How to give a winning audition

CERTIFICATE >> SHOWREEL >> CHANCE TO ACT IN AN UPCOMING SAARTHAK PRODUCTION

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Kunal V Singh began to chart his path in the field of entertainment from the very young age of 16. Striving to make a name for himself in the very competitive field of entertainment, Kunal joined IPTAA, and soon became one of the leading young actors to hit the Jaipur art circuit.

While in Jaipur Kunal acted in Antigone, Man Without Shadows, Guinea Pig, The Mouse Trap, Insp. Matadin Chaan Pe, Ishwar Allah Tero Naam, Bakri etc and also wrote and Directed many plays. His endeavors showed results when he won Best Director award in experimental theatre for the play Zaher Peete He Jeene Ki Ichcha Hoti Hai which he wrote and directed, at IPTAA’s all Rajasthan competition.

Shifting to Mumbai was the next logical step for Kunal. In Mumbai Kunal joined the very vibrant theatre scene and enhanced his skill set by learning from the best in the business like the legendary Barry John, Uttara Baokar, Robin Das and many more. He was also selected, from thousands of aspirants pan India, to attend the prestigious NSD acting workshop in Delhi.

TV beckoned soon and Kunal has been a busy TV actor, having acted in  TV serials like  Zindagi teri meri kahaani and Niyati for Sahara one by Dheeraj Kumar, Arjun for Star TV, Arzoo hai tu for Zee and Apne paraye for Doordarshan. He has worked with directors like Satish Kaushik, Arun Frank, Karan Razdan, Ken Ghosh, Vijay Saini, Chetan Sharma and Santosh Badal.

Kunal currently divides his time acting on TV, writing short stories and scripts, directing plays, music videos, conducting acting classes and is in the preproduction stage of his first feature film.

REGISTER HERE… http://www.meraevents.com/event/in-the-act

Kunal V SIngh

Kunal V Singh

Kunal V SIngh

Kunal V SIngh

Kunal V SIngh

Kunal V Singh began to chart his path in the field of entertainment from the very young age of 16. Striving to make a name for himself in the very competitive field of entertainment, Kunal joined IPTAA, and soon became one of the leading young actors to hit the Jaipur art circuit.

While in Jaipur Kunal acted in Antigone, Man Without Shadows, Guinea Pig, The Mouse Trap, Insp. Matadin Chaan Pe, Ishwar Allah Tero Naam, Bakri etc and also wrote and Directed many plays. His endeavors showed results when he won Best Director award in experimental theatre for the play Zaher Peete He Jeene Ki Ichcha Hoti Hai which he wrote and directed, at IPTAA’s all Rajasthan competition.

Shifting to Mumbai was the next logical step for Kunal. In Mumbai Kunal joined the very vibrant theatre scene and enhanced his skill set by learning from the best in the business like the legendary Barry John, Uttara Baokar, Robin Das and many more. He was also selected, from thousands of aspirants pan India, to attend the prestigious NSD acting workshop in Delhi.

TV beckoned soon and Kunal has been a busy TV actor, having acted in TV serials like  Zindagi Teri Meri Kahaani and Niyati for Sahara One by Dheeraj Kumar, Arjun for Star TV, Arzoo hai tu for Zee  TV and Apne Paraye for Doordarshan. He has worked with directors like Satish Kaushik, Arun Frank, Karan Razdan, Ken Ghosh, Vijay Saini, Chetan Sharma and Santosh Badal.

Kunal currently divides his time acting on TV, writing short stories and scripts, directing plays, making short films and corporate films, music videos, conducting acting classes and is in the preproduction stage of his first feature film.