More than 100 artists and poets will take part in ‘Zayed and the Dream’, a musical inspired by Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the UAE. Two night shows are scheduled for London in August. Image Credit: WAM

Abu Dhabi: The musical Zayed and the Dream will be staged this August in London. The two night shows are scheduled for August 1 and 3 at the London Coliseum.

The play is produced by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH). The London show is part of the international tour of the play which was ordered by General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

Overseas success

The show's international tour, which was first staged in Abu Dhabi in December 2, 2008 on National Day, continues after the great success of the show in Beirut last February and Paris last March.

More than 100 artists and poets are taking part in this illuminating artistic vision inspired by the march of Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the UAE, and validated by the authenticity of the region's heritage and roots. Two essential values have been achieved through the performance of this play: artistic value and historical value.

The piece carries traditional values that were introduced artistically into the play for the benefit of society, which in turn will reform itself through upholding these values and appreciating this art.

Mohammad Khalaf Al Mazroui, Director-General of ADACH said, "We are proud to perform this work all over the world. We are gratified that it has been well received and that what Shaikh Zayed has given to his country and to his people, as well as to the Arab and Muslim nations and the rest of humanity, has been highly appreciated."