'Let Me In' - Now Playing at the PNCA Auditorium, Islamabad

'Let Me In' - Now Playing at the PNCA Auditorium, Islamabad
Click on the image to visit the play's official Facebook group.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

'The Pillowman' Cometh

Hey again!

So, Empty Space Theatre is staging an absolutely unmissable new production that opens tonight. The play is called 'The Pillowman', and was written by Irish playwright (and filmmaker, for those who've seen In Bruges) Martin McDonagh. It's a spinechilling thriller that revolves around the police interrogation of a writer in connection with a spate of grisly child murders occurring in his town - murders that seem to be inspired by his dark, disturbing short stories. The play won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2004 and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play in 2005.

Junaid Malik, the director of 'ART', is directing Empty Space Theatre's production of 'The Pillowman'. The cast includes Uzair Khan, Osman Khalid Butt, Salman Akhter, Tughral Turab Ali and Natasha Ejaz.

The show runs from December 9 to 12 at Megazone F-9 Park, Islamabad. You can get tickets at Illusions, Shell Select F-7, and at the venue.

Find out more about 'The Pillowman'
on Facebook, or watch the trailer for the play.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Osman Part of the Cast of 'Flight 420'

Hello everyone!

Just thought we'd drop a line to let you know about the new play by Kopy Kat Productions that's opening this week. An esteemed fellow theatre company, Kopy Kat Productions has produced such acclaimed plays as the bilingual 'Come Again' and 'The Accidental Death of an Anarchist.'

This month, Kopy Kat is opening its latest production: 'Flight 420,' a hilarious bilingual comedy directed by Shafqat Khan and produced by Dawar Mehmood. The cast includes Shafqat Khan, Mohsin Ejaz, Sam Minallah, Yasra Rizvi, Hareem Farooq, Annie, Ousama Anjum, and Osman Khalid Butt.

The play begins on the 27th of October and runs till the 2nd of November - so please reserve your tickets now! 'Flight' timings are from 9pm to 11pm, and the venue is the PNCA Auditorium (behind Marriott). Tickets are available at Illusions (F-6, F-7 and F-11), Select F-7, and the PNCA.

Remember, it starts at 9 pm sharp, so please be there early to ensure you get good seats! This promises to be a fun, if excitingly turbulent ride!

'Flight 420' on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=135896967584

See you there, and best regards from all of us at The Living Picture!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Islamabad Loved 'The Nit Wits'!

Click on the image to read Dawn's review of The Nit Wits.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Osman Directs This Year's LGS Dramatics Society Production

The Lahore Grammar School Dramatics Society has embarked on a wonderful tradition of staging a production every year for all of Islamabad's theatergoers to enjoy. It began this tradition last year with the much-loved 'Charley's Aunt' (March 2008).

This year's play is 'The Nit Wits', a comedy written by Glenn Hughes - and directed by The Living Picture's Osman Khalid Butt.

'The Nit Wits' follows the exploits of Tommy Winter, who desperately needs money to continue his college education. Hence, he advertises himself as a consulting psychologist for people who are afraid of losing their minds. Before long, his office is swamped with some of the craziest, looniest, wildest half – wits ever gathered in one place. It takes all his ingenuity, and the help of a best friend, Steve, to keep things under control once the parade of nitwits comes rolling in.

So where's the circus? On the 10th and 11th of March, at the PNCA Auditorium. Mark your calendars, folks, 'coz this is one appointment you wouldn't want to miss.

Tickets are priced at Rs. 350, and are available at Haroon's (F-7), Saeed Book Bank, LGS (G-6, Luqman Hakeem Road, opp. BBQ Tonite), and of course, at the PNCA gate.

If you want to reserve your tickets, or for further information, contact:


Click here to visit 'The Nit Wits' on Facebook.

Best regards from all of us at The Living Picture!