The Good, the Bad and the Sholay (2015)

Past Productions & Events

Presented by Checkpoint Theatre in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres On The Bay as part of Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts 2015
26 to 29 November 2015 at Esplanade Theatre Studio

In this fast and ever-changing world, what is constant? What do we lose in the name of progress? And what happens when we finally let go?

The 1975 Bollywood classic Sholay, with its thrilling exploits of outlaw heroes and high-stakes emotion, provides the backdrop for this profoundly humorous coming-of-age story that chronicles Raghav’s journey from boyhood in the small Indian city of Ambala to the metropolis of Singapore.

From navigating a sense of home to finding where you belong in a globalised world, the trials of Raghav’s impending adulthood are brought to life by an ensemble cast that weave in and out of dozens of character in an arresting physical theatre performance full of warmth and wit.

The Good, the Bad and the Sholay originally premiered at the NUS Arts Festival 2011, as a Checkpoint Theatre and NUS Stage production, and was presented by NUS Centre for the Arts. It received three nominations at The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards for Best Original Script, Best Director and Production of the Year. Playwright Shiv Tandan joins Huzir Sulaiman in directing this new staging that deftly captures the joys and sorrows of growing up and the changes that come with each stage of life.