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Been there, seen that … local theatre’s penchant for repetition | Instep
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Been there, seen that … local theatre’s penchant for repetition | Instep

Coming up: Haaf Playt, yet another Dawar Mehmood direction of an Anwar Maqsood play and Grease the Musical, a Nida Butt production of yet another Broadway legend… can the big guns of the theatre scene get any more predictable? Theatre in Pakistan is on the rise, spurred on by a burgeoning group of talented young thespians, an audience that’s willing to pay hefty ticket prices and most importantly, huge sums doled out by corporate sponsors. There’s a play doing the rounds almost every month and yet theatre, for all its razzmatazz and ’100 shows running’ records, is fast slipping into an all-too-convenient rut. From reenactments of famous Broadway musicals to remakes of old local dramas to ‘comedies’ relying on crass transvestite humor to witty political satires and then back to Broadwa...