‘It is amazing to bring Dora here. The Indian market is absolutely ready for live shows of this scale and size,’ said Australian director Luke Gallagher, whose company Life Like Touring conceptualised and designed the show.The 80-minute-show titled ‘Dora’s Pirate Adventure,’ based on one of the tele-episodes of Nickelodeon, is scheduled to run at Siri Fort for three days, beginning 27 December, with three shows a day.‘This particular episode is the writer’s favourite and it has always had a wonderful response. Children get involved in this production,’ Gallagher told in an interview. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘Dora the Explorer’ show is based on a girl named Dora and her quest to reach a place. The play promises to be a ‘play and learn’ extravaganza for children.‘Dora will ask children questions and then they will respond to her queries. She will ask them which way she should go and she should do, so in that way she will engage them. It is more like empowering children by giving them an opportunity to speak their mind,’ Gallagher said.The original episode, which is 22 minute long, has been expanded to close to an hour long play with many changes and additions. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘There have been moments added where decisions have to be made going from place to place. The tele-episode typically hosts three locations but for the play it is all about the process of going from one location to another.‘Songs have also been added. Dora will also have her best friend Boots the monkey, Diego and rest of her friends with her in her adventures,’ the director said.‘Dora’s Pirate Adventure is an impressive production. The LED behind the performance will have the animated series going on. It was an intensive process. The background will move, ocean will go on, sea gull will fly by and things like that,’ Gallagher said.WHEN: 27 December onwards, 12 pmWHERE: Siri Fort Auditorium
Kolkata: Several devotees could be seen waiting outside temples of Lord Shiva with umbrellas on Monday, as they celebrated the occasion of Maha Shivratri. However, although the city did not witness any spell of rain in the morning, the evening saw a light drizzle.”Several districts of Bengal, including Kolkata, received light to moderate amounts of rainfall throughout the day. The city may also witness light to moderate amounts of rainfall on Tuesday due to cyclonic circulations which continue to prevail in Bangladesh and Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Boseother adjoining regions. There is also a possibility of thunderstorm and lightning occurring in the city, along with gusty winds,” said an official of the Alipore Meteorological department. “The maximum and minimum temperature in the city is likely to be around 28 and 21 degree Celsius respectively on Tuesday,” he further added. On Monday, while the minimum temperature in the city stood at 21.1 degree Celsius which is slightly more than normal, the maximum temperature was recorded at 28.7 degree Celsius, three degree lower than the normal temperature. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataMeanwhile, the maximum relative humidity in the city was recorded at 93 percent, with the minimum relative humidity standing at 65 percent. In the previous week several districts of Bengal, including Kolkata, witnessed rough weather conditions due to Western disturbance, as thunderstorms along with strong gusty winds swept the region. Six people were killed last week due to inclement weather in the region, while there were several reports of material damage. Daily life was disrupted for almost a week in the city, as several pockets witnessed traffic snarls and moderate waterlogging. “However, this time the cause of the turbulent weather condition in the city is going to be different. A cyclonic circulation has occurred in Bangladesh and other adjoining regions, which is the primary reason,” the official said.