Beastly Tales: Poems and Stories by Vikram Seth & James Thurber

Beastly Tales: Poems and Stories by Vikram Seth & James Thurber

Ticket Price: ₹ 750
Duration:90 minutes
Age:12 years and above
Cast:Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Heeba Shah and Kenny Desai.
Location:JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066
Event Date & Time
Sat-01-Jul | 03:00 PM
Sat-01-Jul | 06:30 PM
Sun-02-Jul | 03:00 PM
Sun-02-Jul | 06:30 PM

This presentation is an indicator of the direction in which Motley has been moving for the last fifteen years - to perform on stage without trappings, and to depend on the words alone to convey character and story. These 'fables for our times' draw amusing, perceptive and sometimes scary parallels between the best and worst of both animals and humans. A show for all ages, it specially hopes to convey to schoolchildren that there is more to poetry than rhyming couplets and more to stories than just happy endings.

In a week's time we'll have Naseeruddin Shah with Motley at Jagriti for a show called Beastly Tales.

This will be a dramatized reading.


Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.

The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry. 

The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.

Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.