Emperors of Melody
Live from The Peninsula Studios
The Peninsula Theatre
Where the greatest performances come to life
Chamber Theatre Live @The Peninsula Studios is a unique platform where high-quality theatre is curated by us and presented to a discerning invited audience in the intimate setting at our Studio. The platform is genre and language agnostic. Shri M K Raina, India's foremost theatre personality, leads this production with Sita Raina Co-Founder Director of The Peninsula Studios.
Emperors of Melody
Emperors of Melody is presented in a ‘Musical Theatre’ format. It is a story about these legends, their lives, music, and films which were hits because of the soundtracks of the Golden Era of Hindi film music. This is a tribute to our Indian film music directors. Our trilogy is around SD Burman, OP Nayyar, and Madan Mohan.
The script, film clips, actors, live singing, soundtracks and photographs are all interwoven to produce an enthralling music theatre presentation, bringing these legends to life.
This production is directed by Sita Raina. For any interest in hosting the shows please contact Narinder Tawakley +91 9899004393.
Kabira Khada Baazaar Mein
Kabira Khada Baazaar Mein is based on the life and work of the Bhakti poet Saint Kabir. This play was written by Bhishm Sahni in the turbulent decade of the 1980s. The play recounts anecdotes from Kabir’s life in the straight narrative form, employed as a means to express revulsion against untouchability and religious exclusivism. Kabir’s verses, still a living tradition, are an uncompromising rejection of the tyranny of fundamentalism, and ritualistic obscurantism. The play, adopted in popular dialect, was first performed in the 1980s. Directed by M K Raina and curated by Sita Raina.
Buhe Bariyan weaves three short stories, Amrita Pritam’s ‘Kori Handa’, Ajit Caur’s ‘Maami’ and the humorous reassertion of female strength in ‘Phirangian Di Nuh’ by Veena Verma.
Fiery, volatile, intense, mercurial, and passionate, each tale gives shades of surmountable and insurmountable miseries, oppression, and fortitude of the female protagonist of each story. Nita Mohindra, the eminent actor from Amritsar kept the audience spellbound by her riveting performance. These plays were converted to a three-act production, directed by M K Raina and curated by Sita Raina.