HCTF 2015 was appreciated and endorsed by the film fraternity with Tammannah Bhatia, Shriya Saran, Rana Daggubati, Gunnam Gangaraju, Shobu Yarlagadda and Prakash Kovelamudi promoting the importance of theatre for children as well as the impact and importance of the Hyderabad Children’s Theatre Festival.



November 4th, 2015

”Taoos Chaman Ki Myna”

Directed by Atul Tiwari

A mesmerising mix of Daastaangoi, and the magical ‘Idgah’, with the memories of Ghadar and monumental Lucknow, ‘Taoos Chaman Ki Myna’ is a tale about a Wondrous Cage being built at the Royal Peacock Garden to house forty talking hill mynas.

The Cage and its lively, twittering occupants are entrusted to Kale Khan’s care. But he steals a myna for his little motherless daughter, who has long been asking him for one. What lies in store for Kale Khan … and the beautiful historic city of Lucknow?

November 5th, 2015

”Kyun Kyun Ladki”

Directed by Shaili Sathyu

‘A journey through the magical world of questions’

How often do children ask questions and actually get answers from adults? And how often do adults enter the magical world of questions?

The play is based on Mahashweta Devi’s well known picture-storybook Why-Why Girl and celebrates the thrill of ‘WHY?’ It is the story of Moyna and at the same time the story of all the curious children of the world, who keep asking ‘Why’ questions. Performed through dance and movement, the play shows glimpses of their lives and of their minds.

November 6th, 2015


Directed by Shaili Sathyu

She-He-Shey is a stage adaptation of Tagore’s book ‘Shey’ (Se), a collection of stories of extraordinary adventures, created for his nine-year old granddaughter Nandini. To keep the tales spinning he employs ‘Shey’, a person constituted entirely of words and rather talented at concocting tales. This stage adaptation is a free flowing response to the stories in the book Shey, set in a collage along with poems and paintings by Tagore. The play opened to critical acclaim at the RabindraUtsav in Kolkata and Santiniketan and subsequently performed at the National Theatre Festival hosted by Nandikar, Kolkata.

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