The stage musical production of Mira Nair’s successful 2001 Indian comedy-drama Monsoon Wedding will premiere in Doha on November 16, 2022, at Abdul Azizi Nasser Theatre in Souq Waqif. The musical will be presented by Qatar Creates Events and the Qatar-MENASA 2022 Year of Culture, and is part of Qatar Creates’ lively cultural programme for the World Cup and beyond.
Based on the Golden Globe-nominated film of the same name by prolific filmmaker Mira Nair, Monsoon Wedding has continued to enchant global audiences since its release over two decades ago. Featuring the powerful juxtaposition of tradition and modernity against the backdrop of a globalising India, the film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and garnered nominations for the Golden Globe and BAFTA award, becoming one of the highest grossing foreign films of all time.
Conceived by a top team of collaborators, Monsoon Wedding Musical features a stellar Indian cast that took five years to assemble, supported by Indian composer Vishal Bhardwaj’s musical compositions, along with three hit songs from the film by Academy Award-winning composer Mychael Danna, and orchestration from the Tony Award-winning orchestrator of ‘The Band’s Visit’, Jamshied Sharifi.
Performances will run until November 26, and tickets can be purchased from the Qatar Creates website. Additionally, Qatar Creates’ One Pass holders can access the musical as part of their benefits package.