NewsVoir | 16 Sep, 2016
A gamechanger in the cultural sphere, AGP World is bringing state of the art theatrical experiences that have enthralled audiences world over to Indian shores this season. Kicking off the jubilation in September, the biggest selling comedian at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Jason Byrne's inspired, original brand of high-energy intelligent lunacy will make its presence felt across Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru subsequently followed by Actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthiâs theatrical debut directed by Inaayat Ali and return to the arc light after almost a decade for her cinematic depiction of her explosive biography titled Drama Queen.
Another interesting first time showcase will be the worldâs leading theatre mask specialist, Berlin based Familie FlÃ¶z who will showcase their inimitable brand of visual family comedy, Hotel Paradiso with four actors, 29 characters, no words, loads of laughs to Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai as a Diwali bonanza in October.
2016 will also see Dr. Satyabrata Routâs directorial venture in the form of a brand new production titled Reth- Songs of The Sand which will be a classic tale of friendship, love, deceit, values and morals. Set in modern day India, the enriching masterpiece is an adaptation of the bards much appreciated play The Merchant of Venice. The play will be staged in November.
Another production titled Man-Cepation which is a rip roaring dual stand-up comedy featuring Ashwin Mushran and Kavi Shashtri will be debut in November. An interesting tale from zero to sixty.
Come December, The British West End theatrical sensation, STOMP that been touring over 25 years in 53 countries will make its presence felt in Mumbai with its unique combination of theatre, dance, comedy and percussion inspired by the commotion of everyday life. The act that has churned accolades at the Academy Awards and Olympic Games, will make its debut and hammer out that explosively feel good rhythm.
Ashvin Gidwani said,"I draw my inspiration from Ratan Tata. The vision is to become the force of cross border cultural renaissance where a business solution will drive our countries talent overseas and bring in world class work into India. 2017 is a bigger and one can expect more international work and concepts where we will aim to launch Bollywood and cricket talent in mainstream theatre. We will also be executing full fledged music concerts."
A name synonymous with milestone theatrical productions to their credit, Ashvin Gidwani redefined the theatre business in India. After producing theatre for close to two decades and being the brainchild behind runaway successes like Paulo Coelhoâs The Alchemist, Double Deal, History of India, Battle of Da Sexes, The Scent of A Man, Two To Tango Three To Jive, Blame It On Yashraj & Bottoms Up, AGP World is a force to reckon with in the field of theatre and live customised experiences. He has created a 360 degree customised business solutions for brands like HSBC, Tata Capital, Blackberry, Hyatt, Godrej, Standard Chartered, Emirates Airlines, Atout France, Motilal Oswal integrate their objectives through the medium of performing arts.
Exactly 20 years later, Ashvin Gidwani Productions rebranded itself as AGP World to create a legacy that can be taken ahead. AGP World is synonymous with world-class theatre, high-end designer experiences, talent management and curated art events with a network across 17 cities in India and 12 countries globally. With lighthouse offices in Mumbai for India, Singapore for the Far East, Dubai for Middle East, Sydney for Australia / New Zealand & Johannesburg for Africa, with theatrical plays across comedy, drama, musicals, childrenâs theatre, inspiration and thrillers, Ashvin Gidwani has explored almost every genre in his arsenal.
A legacy is in its making through its rebranded global performing art solution âAGP Worldâ will conceptualise web series, short films, full length features & commission work content for corporate clients apart from launching operations in New York, Joburg and London