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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.

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