It’s the age of rock in Dubai – British rock bands, to be precise. Legendary rockers Status Quo will be coming to Dubai Opera on October 27, as part of their Last Night of the Electrics series, an extension to their European tour. Featuring Francis Rossi, Andrew Bown, John ‘Rhino’ Edwards, Leon Cave and Richie Malone, the extension is to honour the late Rick Parfitt, who founded the band with Francis Rossi and died in 2016. Tickets from Dh195 are at dubaiopera.com. Earlier in the year, on April 7, New Order will perform at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium – the iconic band’s first concert in the Middle East. Founded in 1980, keep an ear out for hits like Blue Monday, True Faith and Bizarre Love Triangle. Tickets from Dh349 at platinumlist.net and at The Irish Village retail shop in Garhoud.
And now for some supercalifragilisticexpialidocious news: Dubai Opera has extended performances of Mary Poppins until May 25. Another 10 performances, including four additional matinee ones, have been added to the run of the musical, which makes its Dubai debut on May 1. The magical nanny will be played by Zizi Strallen in the stage production co-created by Cameron Mackintosh and Oscar-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. Tickets from Dh250 at dubaiopera.com.