Sunday, January 9, 2011


Written by Daphne du Maurier, performed by Akvarious

I just realised that I haven’t been to a play since the New Year. My dry spell for theatre began halfway through December. Could it be that she’s finally over Mumbai’s theatre scene? Is she ignoring plays in favour of movie nights with the boyfriend?

No, not really. Here’s my review of Rebecca, based in Daphne du Maurier’s 1932 novel, a psychological thriller that became quite the rage after Hitchcock turned it into a movie in 1940. The play is produced by Akvarious and premiered at NCPA Centrestage early in December.

Psy-thrill is my favourite genre – even if it means sleeping with one eye open and leaving the lights on. It’s also a great insight into human behaviour and what motivates their actions. The portrayal of characters isn’t always precise but that’s what makes the ensuing discussions even more exciting.

Anyway, hope you like the review. Do comment if you’ve already watched it and have something to add/ refute.

I’ll be back in the theatre circuit soon enough. Watch out for my picks of the best shows for January along with a little something something about an act I’m scheduled to catch at The Comedy Store on the 22nd (I know, right! Who plans that far ahead?).

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