The globe coming to Shar­jah International Book Fair 2021


Awe-inspiring, gravity-defying theatrical shows from around the globe coming to Shar­jah International Book Fair 2021

Vis­i­tors can ex­pect ev­ery­thing from plays to roaming parades and grand illusions
at the 40thedition of SIBF, unveiling on November 3 in Expo Centre Sharjah

Sharjah, October 21, 2021

Bes­ides books and au­thors, a colourfuland entertaining combination of dance, music and interactive theatre await visitors at the Shar­jah In­ter­na­tional Book Fair (SIBF 2021) which will run from November 3-13 at the Expo Centre Sharjah.

SIBF’s 40th edi­tion will broad­en its cul­tural of­fer­ings with two plays, three stage shows, and eightroaming performances,workshops, and more.The exciting Rabbits Play, will capture young imaginations through elaborate set pieces and fascinating twists and turns portrays the power struggle between a group of dreamers and enemies of success who want to spell doom for them.

Among the plays isGhalib in New Delhi, the long-running humorous play that recounts the adventures of the famous poet Mirza Ghalib after he is reborn in 21stcentury India, will be staged by Bazm-e-Urdu at SIBF.

Stage shows, roaming performances and more

Gisle Martens Meyer will stage an exceptional audiovisual spectacle, Live Books Symphony, on the SIBF 2021 stage, where book will articulate their thoughts through music and dance.

The spectacular Interactive Illusion show,performed by the troupe Icelone,will blend imagination, illusion, reality and technology to breathe new life into book themes through graphics and animations.The Crazy Science Schoolstage show by Comme il Faut Production will inject fun and excitement into science as the show’s protagonists performer explosive, bright and funny experiments that will teach children up to 10 years old a thing or two about the subject. 

SIBF 2021 will also showcaseeightinternational troupes presentingvibrant roaming parades depicting a variety of themes and narratives along thehalls and lobbies. Among them, Green Tree will feature curious plants that mingle with the audience, creating an illusion of being among nature. The Barattoli troupe’s Street Music with Mechanical Puppets is an unconventional theatrical piece which features songs that narrate stories from various continents.

Themed ‘There’s always a right book,’ the forthcoming 40th edition of SIBF will see the participation of 1,576 publishing houses from 83 countries. More than 15 million books will be on display throughout the 11-day celebration of literature, knowledge and culture.  


  1. Rabbits Play
  2. Ghalib in New Delhi
  3. Live Books Symphony
  4. Crazy Science School

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