THE SHOWS MUST GO ON
How would Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth have played out if it were set in the modern-day UAE? You don’t have to wonder – theatre company Shakespeare Under the Stars is performing a modern interpretation of the Scottish play (pictured, right) at Abu Dhabi National Theatre today and tomorrow. Royal Scottish clans are replaced by ruthless corporate tribes, but the universal struggle for power remains the same. Part of the UK and UAE’s 2017 Year of Creative Collaboration initiative, it has an all-female cast of British and Emirati actresses, and the audience can roam freely around the stage and set and interact with performers. Macbeth will move on to The Junction, Dubai from April 21-22 and Ajman Cultural Centre on April 28-29. Tickets from Dh110 at tixbox.com.
The Sharmila Dance Extravaganza show (pictured, above) is back for its 17th edition on April 21 and 22 at Ductac. The multi-genre dance show by Dubai-based choreographer Sharmila Kamte will have hip-hop, contemporary, Latin and classical ballet performances by more than 200 dancers. This year watch out for a special piece called Underground – a contemporary performance where dancers move to the tunes of a live performer in a Metro station. Shows at 2.30pm and 7.30pm; tickets from Dh165 at ductac.org.