2020 modified the way in which folks have consumed leisure throughout the globe. In the present atmosphere, streaming content material from the consolation of your house has discovered a brand new that means. Evolving to cater to this sentiment and the growing want for digital content material, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and BookMyShow have made their co-production ‘Sea Wall’ obtainable for the viewers to stream on-line.
This critically acclaimed play by Simon Stephens is directed by award-winning director & NCPA Head of Theatre, Bruce Guthrie, and carried out by versatile actor Jim Sarbh. The monologue might be streaming on BookMyShow Online, BookMyShow’s streaming platform for stay leisure, between February 27-28 and March 6-7. Theatre-lovers can e-book tickets to the present, priced at simply INR 299, on BookMyShow’s internet and app platforms.
Sea Wall marks the return of theatrical performances, because the play begins with Jim Sarbh switching off the Ghost mild (a single mild on a protracted stand that illuminates a theatre house with it’s in any other case unoccupied or ‘darkish’) earlier than commencing with the monologue. Interestingly, the whole play was shot utilizing a multi-camera setup and in a single take with none cuts, retaining the essence of watching theatre stay on stage.
Speaking about this initiative, Bruce Guthrie, the Head of Theatre & Films on the NCPA stated, “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 galvanise 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 additional on his expertise of enjoying the protagonist, he stated, “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.”
Sea Wall captures its audiences’ hearts with Alex’s delicate monologue, fully devastating and superbly highly effective. Alex performed by Jim Sarbh speaks immediately to the viewers about his spouse visiting her father within the South of France, having a daughter, pictures, and the underside of the ocean. Donning a pure, completely happy, and participating tone, with glints of questions on perception and faith glimpsed below the floor, Alex’s contentment is short-lived earlier than it fades away into deep and heart-breaking grief, crumbling to items with a vividness that’s extremely shifting.
Stream Sea Wall on BookMyShow Online, wherever, anytime between February 27th-28th and March 6th-7th with tickets at simply INR 299