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  • Venue
    Jamshed Bhabha Theatre
  • Date Time
    4 November 2022 | 7:30 pm
    5 November 2022 | 5:00 pm
    5 November 2022 | 7:30 pm
    6 November 2022 | 5:00 pm
    6 November 2022 | 7:30 pm
    9 November 2022 | 7:30 pm
    10 November 2022 | 7:30 pm
    11 November 2022 | 7:30 pm
    12 November 2022 | 5:00 pm
    12 November 2022 | 7:30 pm
    13 November 2022 | 5:00 pm
    13 November 2022 | 7:30 pm
  • Age Limit
  • Duration
    60 Minutes

Event Details

An English Play for Actors and Orchestra

An NCPA Production in collaboration with the Symphony Orchestra of India

A dissident is locked up in an asylum. If he accepts that he was ill and has been cured, he will be released. He refuses. Sharing his cell is a real lunatic who believes himself to be surrounded by an orchestra. As the dissident’s son begs his father to free himself with a lie, Tom Stoppard’s darkly funny and provocative play asks if denying the truth is a price worth paying for liberty. The play premiered in 1977 as a part of Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee celebrations. This rarely performed masterpiece features a 40-piece orchestra playing live on stage.

Written by Tom Stoppard
Music by André Previn
Directed by Bruce Guthrie

Box Office: 9th September for Members & 12th September for Public



  • Checking of body temperature with non-invasive apparatus at entry point  
  • ‘Fully vaccinated’ certificate to be shown at entry point
  • Wearing of mask is mandatory
  • Proper social distancing to be maintained at all times

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