On and around the stage since age 7, Phil has been on nearly every side of it, both professional and amateur. He has been involved in over 100 productions, from major corporate and government events to playing an on-stage prop in a walk-on role.
Howzat sparked interesting discussions, even among us. Was it inconsistency in the performances – a weak opening night vs. refined second night show – or, a difference in perception from the reviewers? Lamya and Phil sat to discuss (debate?) their views on this production.
Whatever the critical perspectives on this particular play, The Camel Stub team applauds all on the team for delivering a script which is locally written in a contemporary environment and in a local setting. We often argue about whether we need to have more accessible content here… well, here you go.
Indeed, The Junction (a locally conceived, independent venue) managed to play host to two straight weekends of locally written, locally produced, full-length shows. Over the years, the performing arts scene in this country has changed significantly. The introduction of our criticism should not distract from the importance of this moment.
Please watch our extended review (above the article) where Lamya & Phil break down what worked and what didn’t. All-in-all, they agree on good performances with solid chemistry… but not much else.
Cast & Crew
Asad Raza Khan
Meghana M Fareed
Directed by Priyanka Johri
Written by Alex Broun and Asad Raza Khan
Asst Dir, Creative, Sounds, and Lights by Shihas Salim
Asst Dir and Production Help by Vaishali Balgu
Location: The Junction, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai
Dates: December 15, 16 & 17, 2016 (4 shows)