THE end of the world will be played out in front of thousands of people in
A large audience is expected to turn out for the sequel of a popular all-Bahraini play about the apocalypse.
Safar (Journey) Part II is being staged by the
Demand is so great that people are even buying standing-only tickets, although seats are still available on
More than 3,000 people watched the first part of the operetta Safar over a three-day run last year.
The story is told in Arabic and follows people from different walks of life preparing for doomsday.
It was a hit thanks to its dramatic performances, music and innovative use of technology.
"We are bigger and better (this year) as we transformed into a theatrical force in the country with a team of actors, performers and crew that is all Bahraini," said executive producer and production manager
"Our first experience, Safar I, was done on a BD8,000 budget, which has now almost doubled to BD15,000 as we work to present the public a new experience.
"It's a mixture of music, drama and pyrotechnics – besides advanced black light theatre technology, which makes the venue dark and gives a glow to bright objects through the use of sensors.
"The stage will have new concept dÉcor, with a flowing river and real ice which are not CGI (computer-generated imagery), and that's something new in the region."
The sequel will see lead actors
They will be joined by
The second part in the story is written and directed by
"What started as a step towards the journey is now the story of the path and fighting temptations," he said.
"This year we have introduced two new characters – Satan and The Psychopath.
"It talks about how the main character played by
"In the first part he went on a journey to find salvation and now he is on a journey to shake off temptations."
He said there were also plans to take Safar II abroad with productions planned in
Costumes are created by designer Mohammed Qambar, while dÉcor is by artist
Tickets for the show cost BD5 for VIP, BD3 and BD2 and it starts at
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