NCPA & ARPANA present

NCPA & ARPANA present

Ticket Price: ₹ 300
Duration:120 Min + Interval
Age:16 +
Playwright:Sapan Saran
Director:Sunil Shanbag
Cast:Jaimini Pathak, Palomi Ghosh, Romi Jaspal, Suhaas Ahuja, and Siddhesh Shelar
Presented By:NCPA & ARPANA
Location:Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield, Bangalore, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560066, India
Event Date & Time
Fri-15-Jul | 08:00 PM
Sat-16-Jul | 08:00 PM
Sun-17-Jul | 03:00 PM
Sun-17-Jul | 06:30 PM

Club Desire is a co-production between Arpana and The National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai. The play has had an extended run in Mumbai over several years, and has also featured across India at important theatre festivals such as Bharangam, 2015, in New Delhi,  and Repertwahr Theatre Festival in Lucknow. 

Inspired by the French opera Carmen by Georges Bizet, Club Desire is a powerful story of love, passion, and art set in the world of night clubs, dance music, and poetry.  Jayam, a sensitive and erudite poet, encounters Chahat, a feisty, free-spirited singer at Club Desire. Sparks fly, and they are drawn into an unusual and passionate relationship. Cracks begin to appear with the entry of DJ Abeer, a successful producer and performer of electronic dance music. Jayam and Chahat are sucked into a tragic maelstrom of emotions as they struggle to hold on to their relationship, and their art. 

Music composed by: Suhaas Ahuja,  Rohan Hastak
Chahat’s songs written by Arundhati Subramaniam
Jayam’s poetry: Sapan Saran
The Armadillo song written by Asif Ali Beg (based on a Bolivian fable)
Set Design: Juhie Gupta
Club Video: The Wolves
Movement director: Faezah Jalali
Video Graphics: Nikhil More
Light Design: Hidaayat Sami, Sunil Shanbag
Publicity Design: Punit Gandhi
Technical support: Alok Kotian, Sudhan Rajput
Assistant to Director: Ankur Ratan
Production support: Maruf Ali Sheikh, Dilip Pandey
Producers for Arpana: Shishir Sharma, Reetha Balsavar, Lata Sharma 


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.