'Dozakh’ and ‘Mughal Bachcha’

Date/Time: 23 Jul 2022 -24 Jul 2022

Presented by: Adakar Theatre and Cultural Group


* The NIDA Theatres will be open 1 hours prior to the commencement of the performance.

Approximate running time: 2 hours.

The two classic short plays Dozakh and Mughal Bachcha are bittersweet stories of a bygone era that capture the plight of women forced to live a life of dependency and suppression within the confines of the domestic world. In Dozakh two old women who seek refuge and joy in each other’s company from their impoverished existence, must face the truth that they cannot live with or without each other – and grapple with the consequences when one of them has to leave.

A tale of proud, beautiful Gori Bi and complex, egotistic Kale Mian, Mughal Bachcha is set against the backdrop of Mughal culture’s fading glory. Among the ruins of Fatehpur Sikri, the lonely Gori Bi spends a lifetime waiting for her husband’s return as her changing fortunes turn her in to a mystery.

Written by legendry feminist writer Ismat Chughtai, these two plays deal with the sometimes-confronting dynamics of age, gender, colour and social status with Chughtai’s signature light-handed, humorous and ironic touch.

Dozakh and Mughal Bachcha - Now Rescheduled to January 2022

We are happy to inform you that ADAKAR Theatre and Cultural Group, the presenter of the plays 'Dozakh' and 'Mughal Bachcha', and the NIDA Theatres, have now rescheduled the performances for dates listed below and currently booked tickets will be valid for the new dates and times.

Current and New Dates & Times

  • Sat 31 Jul 2021 3pm (originally Sat 26 Jun 2021 3pm) - now valid for Saturday 23 July 2022, 3pm
  • Sat 31 Jul 2021 7:30pm (originally Sat 26 Jun 2021 7:30pm) - now valid for Saturday 23 July 2022, 7:30pm
  • Sun 1 Aug 2021 3pm (originally Sun 27 Jun 2021 3pm) - now valid for Sunday 24 July 2022, 3pm

What happens to my tickets?

Please see our rescheduling document for more information.

Tickets are valid for the rescheduled date listed above without the need for exchange.

Patrons unable to attend the new date listed above may obtain a full refund, or alternatively:

May request for a different show booking (subject to availability)

For Group Bookings, if transferring the ticket to someone not listed prior, inform us the name of the person attending with allocated seat number

If a ticket needs to be returned, a full refund will be available on application

For all the above changes please contact NIDA Theatre’s Box Office boxoffice@nida.edu.au

Performances will be compliant to all applicable Covid-19 guidelines as laid down by Government of NSW and NIDA Theatres.

Children: This event is suitable for all ages, children less than 4 years old do not require a ticket if seated on an adults lap.

Camera policy: At the request of the presenter, no cameras (video or still) or recording devices are permitted to be used inside the auditorium for this event.