For the first time ever in Abu Dhabi, Constellation presents Shorter+Sweeter - the best of Short+Sweet Dubai
A night of the best plays from Short+Sweet, the world’s largest ten-minute play festival, performed by some of Dubai’s best actors and brought to the stage in stunning productions by Artistic Director Liz Hadaway and Associate Director Sidd Jose, at the magnificent Abu Dhabi Theatre.
These ten-minute theatrical gems have been carefully selected from the first three years of Short+Sweet Dubai to create a brilliant evening of world class theatre, performed by an ensemble featuring some of Dubai’s best actors including Beth Burrows, Mike Green, Shereen Saifudeen, Taraash Mehrotra and Salman Qureshi.
The plays include:
Perfect Stillness, by Jane Miller, Best Overall Production and People’s Choice Award at Short+Sweet Dubai 2013 and Short+Sweet Melbourne 2006;
The Royal Shakespeareans present ‘Romeo & Juliet’ by Vikram Ahuja, Salman Qureshi and Hananah Zaheer, People’s Choice winner Short+Sweet Dubai 2014 and
somewhere between the sky and the sea by the world’s leading ten-minute playwright, Dubai’s own Alex Broun, which won Best Overall Production Short+Sweet Malaysia 2008, People's Choice Award Short+Sweet Singapore 2008 and Best Overall Production Short+Sweet Delhi 2011.
UAE writers also feature in the night with Clifford Single’s hilarious Friends and Colleagues (Best Script Short+Sweet Dubai 2013) and Russell Bell’s social media satire,Tagged, written while Russell was living in Dubai and a Gala Finalist at Short+Sweet Dubai 2014 and Short+Sweet Sydney 2015.
There’s also two of the funniest plays ever performed at Short+Sweet, which have delighted audiences at Short+Sweet Festivals around the globe, Last Drinks by Greg Gould and No.22 by Adele Vuko.
Tickets start at just AED100 for adults and AED50 for under 18s and students with a valid ID card.
So BOOK NOW at Virgin Tickets or Time Out Tickets.
Performances Date and Times
Saturday May 30th at 7.30pm
(in alphabetical order)
Friends and Colleagues
Best Script Short+Sweet Dubai 2013, Gala Finalist Short+Sweet Dubai 2013
Writer: Clifford Single (Dubai)
Performed by Mike Green and Salman Qureshi
The dark comedy and sharp wit weaved into this tale of one employee taking his promotion prospects a *little* too seriously bagged Cliff Single the Best Script award of Short+Sweet Dubai 2013, making this play a hit for Dubai’s thriving writing community.
People’s Choice Award Short+Sweet Canberra 2013, Gala Finalist Short+Sweet Auckland 2013,
Gala Finalist Short+Sweet Dubai 2014
Writer: Greg Gould (Australia)
Performed by Beth Burrows and Mike Green
Mel’s partners keep dying. Ben can’t die, no matter how hard he tries. Did destiny bring these two lost souls together? What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Make sure you don’t miss out on this massive global comedy hit!
Gala Finalist Short+Sweet Sydney 2011, Gala Finalist Short+Sweet Bangalore 2012,Gala Finalist Short+Sweet Dubai 2013
Writer: Adele Vuko (Australia)
Performed by Beth Burrows, Mike Green, Taraash Mehrotra, Shereen Saifudeen and Salman Qureshi
A mainstay of Short+Sweet Gala Finals across the world, and it’s easy to see why. Writer Adele Vuko tells a story of tongue-twisters, frayed tensions between co-captives and a rather excellent menu choice. Let us entertain you with this crème-de-la-crème of Short+Sweet.
People’s Choice Award Short+Sweet Melbourne 2006, Best Overall Production Short+Sweet Melbourne 2006, Gala Finalist Short+Sweet Delhi 2010, Gala Finalist Short+Sweet Sydney 2010, Best Overall Production Short+Sweet Dubai 2013, People’s Choice Award Short+Sweet Dubai 2013
Writer: Jane Miller (Australia)
Cast: Mike Green, Shereen Saifudeen and Beth Burrows
A moving and humorous tale of a husband struggling to write a eulogy for his wife, judges and audiences alike were left spellbound by Jane Miller’s script. A Short+Sweet Dubai all-round knockout that makes a welcome return to the region’s stage.
somewhere between the sky and the sea
Best Overall Production Short+Sweet Malaysia 2008, People's Choice Award Short+Sweet Singapore 2008, Best Overall Production Short+Sweet Delhi 2011
Writer: Alex Broun (Dubai)
Performed by Beth Burrows, Shereen Saifudeen and Salman Qureshi
The story of a struggling composer experiencing turmoil in his love life as much as his music. Written by the world’s leading 10-minute playwright Alex Broun, who is now based in Dubai, this play has enjoyed international Short+Sweet success of gargantuan proportions. The play also won the Audience Favorite award at Diez Minutos 2014 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Phew! Book now to make sure you see an outstanding play that continues to enrapture audiences worldwide.
Gala Finalist Short+Sweet Dubai 2014, Gala Finalist Short+Sweet Sydney 2015
Writer: Russell Bell (USA/Dubai)
Performed by Beth Burrows, Taraash Mehrotra and Salman Qureshi
To tag or not to tag? THAT is the question. Tagged is a relationship melodrama for the modern age, warning us all that no secret is safe from social media. And it seems that no hemisphere is immune to the script writing talent of Russell Bell, a formerly Dubai based writer with a background in acting and comedy in LA.
The Royal Shakespeareans present ‘Romeo & Juliet’
People’s Choice Award Short+Sweet Dubai 2014
Writers: Vikram Ahuja and Hananah Zaheer
Performed by Taraash Mehrotra, Shereen Saifudeen and Salman Qureshi
A traveling troupe present their magnum opus “Romeo and Juliet” - like never before - where the tragic hero and heroine survive! Find out what happens when they don’t have Shakespeare’s lines to recite anymore. An hilarious script abridged from Shakespeare by Hananah Zaheer and Vikram Ahuja had crowds rolling around in the aisles with laughter. Short+Sweet doesn’t get much better than this. Sit back and enjoy the ride!
Saturday May 30th at 7.30pm
Under 18s and students with a valid ID card: AED50
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