Belgian Theatre Meets Pakistani Culture: Maurice Maeterlinck’s Plays in Urdu



Islamabad, 22 November 2023 – The Embassy of Belgium is proud to present three theatrical masterpieces staged by the Islamabad-based theatre group, “Theatre Wallay”, as part of the Belgian Week 2023 festivities in Pakistan. These plays, written by the Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck, laureate of Nobel Prize of Literature in 1911, were translated into Urdu by Shaukat Niazi, a decorated and award-winning translator and will grace the stage at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA).

Maurice Maeterlinck’s work, renowned for its profound symbolism and evocative storytelling, is set to mesmerize the audience in Islamabad.

Event Details:

Date: 24 November 2023

Time: .6.30 p.m.

Venue: Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA)

Admission: Free and open to the public

This event is another witness of the enduring cultural ties between Belgium and Pakistan and serves as a bridge between the Belgian theatre and the Pakistani culture. The Embassy of Belgium invites all theatre enthusiasts, Belgians in Pakistan, and Pakistani friends of Belgium to join its collaborator, the PNCA, to celebrate this unique and first-of-its-kind cultural exchange.

Press Contact: Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Pakistan – [email protected]