One Mad Camel: Burke & Hare

One Mad Camel: Burke & Hare

I would have been extremely thrilled if I was in Sean’s shoes, walking out of The Junction yesterday, after the premiere of ‘Burke & Hare’. I couldn’t help cheering him out loudly and give him a congratulatory hug for a job well done.

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One Mad Camel: Dreaming of a White Christmas | Absurd Person Singular

One Mad Camel: Dreaming of a White Christmas | Absurd Person Singular

“Walking out of that play, kissing the actors, and the team, I realized how ‘white’ this play was… too white, too western, too white, I can’t find a better description to it.” – Rosine Saad

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One Mad Camel : I Am Yusuf | DAA Students

One Mad Camel : I Am Yusuf | DAA Students

What would you expect from a school play version of ‘I Am Yusuf’? … whatever happens, it’s a school play, you clap, you cheer, you find the mistakes cute, and ‘awwwww’ in encouragement when they miss a line or freeze on stage. Well, nope! None of this happened. Those kids put on a play, one of the most difficult plays I’ve been part of, in an almost professional way.

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One Mad Camel: Blue | Alex Broun Play Festival

One Mad Camel: Blue | Alex Broun Play Festival

The Blue group had a good lineup for a late show (it started at 9:45.)

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One Mad Camel: Orange | Alex Broun Play Festival

One Mad Camel: Orange | Alex Broun Play Festival

The Orange group was the best group to be scheduled for an afternoon. Light and with funny plays, including 2 plays by school girls.

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One Mad Camel:  Crimson | Alex Broun Play Festival

One Mad Camel: Crimson | Alex Broun Play Festival

One word to describe this experience: painful! Alex Broun sat his audience through 10 plays at an average of 10 minutes each – some went even longer – without an interval.

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One Mad Camel: Green & Magenta | Alex Broun Play Festival

One Mad Camel: Green & Magenta | Alex Broun Play Festival

The Alex Broun Play Festival opened last night at The Junction, with 7 plays in the Green group and 8 plays in the Magenta Group. The ABPF brings the Dubai theatre community together, once more, to create a vibe and energy that we are used to during the Short+Sweet season.

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