Reviews for Mahabharata

  1. Mahabharata at Sadler's Wells

    Brian Jones, Sunday 29 April 2007 — Performance: 25-28 Apr 07

    28 April performance. At best, this production is poor. At worst (the Andrew Lloyd-Webber (I kid you not) musical interludes) it is insulting trash. The acting (it is a play with musical interludes, not a dance … Continue Reading

  2. Mahabharata at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 30 April 2007Performance 25-28 Apr 07

    ‘All the cast is strong, and gorgeous Natasha Jayetileke as Draupadi is a stand-out. Too bad the melodic curse of Shaftesbury Avenue spoils her pitch.’ 

  3. Mahabharata at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Gavin Roebuck, The Stage, Friday 27 April 2007Performance 25-28 Apr 07

    ‘The dance content seemed a mixture of traditional Kathak and Bollywood moves which helped to chase the action along, well performed by the dancers including Dwaipayan Das, Abhilasha Chawdhary and Subrata Pandit.’ 

  4. Mahabharata at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 27 April 2007Performance 25-28 Apr 07

    ‘The problem is not the designs, or orchestral music, or choreography – all sound stuff. The hindrance is the tone of the acting and a few sub-Lloyd Webber songs.’ 

  5. Mahabharata at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Ismene Brown, Telegraph, Friday 27 April 2007Performance 25-28 Apr 07

    ‘I also admired Stuart Wood’s stage imagery in tricky scenes such as Draupadi’s marriage to the five brothers, poetically staged with a lovely use of sheets, and Gauri Sharma Tripathi’s rare bursts of Kathak group choreography, which cleverly depl… 

  6. Mahabharata at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 27 April 2007Performance 25-28 Apr 07

    ‘Gauri Sharma Tripathi’s choreography is rooted in the Indian classical form Kathak. In one celebration, she fills the stage with dancers in red, spinning in delight.’  

  7. Mahabharata at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 27 April 2007Performance 25-28 Apr 07

    ‘A combination of weak writing, flaccid direction and feeble drama means that this Mahabharata, for all its colourful visuals, gorgeous music, lively dance and occasionally striking theatre, is a catalogue of missed opportunities.’  

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