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Sea Wall, starring Jim Sarbh, to stream on BookMyShow Online

Madhushree Chakrabarty February 23, 2021

The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and BookMyShow collaborates for producing a play by Simon Stephens, Sea Wall. The play will be streaming on BookMyShow online for the audiences from February 27-28 and March 6-7 at INR 299 on BookMyShow’s web and app platforms.

The critically acclaimed play will be directed by award-winning director and NCPA’s Head of Theatre, Bruce Guthrie. The play is a monologue and will be performed by the protean actor, Jim Sarbh. The play has been shot in a multi-camera set up in one take only to get back the essence of watching a theater live.

Speaking about this initiative, Bruce Guthrie, the Head of Theatre & Films at the NCPA said, “We are delighted to be able to make our production of Sea Wall by Simon Stephens available to people across India, online. This new collaboration between the NCPA & BookMyShow aims to give our audience a unique perspective on this moving piece of theatre. It has been such a pleasure to work with such a committed team in this medium – which is a hybrid of film and theatre. I’m so pleased that audiences across the country will have the opportunity to see this tremendous play with a delicate, vulnerable, and heartfelt performance by Jim Sarbh.”

Talking about Sea Wall, actor Jim Sarbh said, “Theatre is an exciting medium for a variety of reasons, one of the main ones being the intimate feedback loop of live storytelling. Audiences can feel inauthenticity, and they consequently galvanize truthfulness. However, storytelling must adapt to changing scenarios, and in the current one, I am all for adopting a hybrid model: both physical theatre performances and virtual screenings. With Sea Wall being made available on BookMyShow, I am glad that the NCPA is adapting and reaching out to tell stories to an audience sitting safely and comfortably at home.” Adding further on his experience of playing the protagonist, he said, “Sea Wall is a gorgeous, elegant, devastating monologue. Working on it is as rewarding as it is challenging. I hope that I have done it justice, and I hope it reaches a virtual audience in as personal a way as it has reached me.”

Book your tickets to watch the play here.


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