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  • UK's Bhaktivedanta Players Release Bhagavad-Gita Audio Drama to Celebrate Gita-jayanti

    The nearly hour-long play consisting uses carefully chosen music and dramatic sound effects to make listening to the most important conversation in humankind a memorable experience for the audience.

  • The Bhaktivedanta Players Release Damodara Lila Audio Drama

    In celebration of the holy month of Kartika, the Bhaktivedanta Players drama group of Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK, have made a seasonal audio play for children and families to enjoy.

  • The Bhaktivedanta Players Adapt and Soldier on During the Pandemic

    The Birth of Lord Krishna was performed for 30 resident devotees who also took part, rather than the traditional cast members. It was of course broadcast live online.

  • “The Queen’s Secret” Moves Audience to Tears and Laughter in Mayapur

    Queen Kunti and Prince Karna are the central characters of the drama, which portrays how Queen Kunti gave birth to Karna in her youth and then was forced to send him away and hide his existence. Their paths reunited many years later in the midst of the conflict between Kunti’s other sons, the Pandavas, and their cousins the Kauravas. 

  • ISKCON-London Puts on a Spectacular Production in Celebration of their 49th Anniversary

    The devotees of ISKCON-London are known for their special yearly anniversary event festivities and this year was no exception with what can only be described as a spiritually uplifting theatre production that left the audience at the edge of their seats - entertained throughout.

  • Bhaktivedanta Players Move Thousands of Hearts Over 40 Years

    Originally starting out under the name “CIT (Caitanya’s Instant Theater)” in the early 1970s, the group became known as the Bhaktivedanta Players in 1976. Devotees were inspired to focus on the service when Srila Prabhupada told Mukunda Goswami that England, with its rich culture of theater, could be culturally “conquered” through drama.

  • Ramayana Musical Premiers at West Liberty University

    A two-and-a-half hour musical production of India’s ancient epic the Ramayana entitled “Ramayana: Past in Present” premiered from August 25th to 28th in the Kelley Theater at West Liberty University, West Virginia, USA. Opening on Janmastami night with an auspicious 108 people in the audience, the musical carried students and faculty into a whole new world of culture, adventure and philosophy.

  • Srila Prabhupada Drama by "Something Spiritual"

    On the eve of Saturday 2nd July in the outskirts of London, a cast and crew of 65 young people who are part of an upcoming performing arts group known as "Something Spiritual", came together to put on a spectacular production depicting the life and struggles of Srila Prabhupada. It was a night that captured hearts, moved people to tears and transformed the lives of many.

  • Bhaktivedanta Players Tour "The Mahabharat"

    After 30 glorious years of performance, including almost 20 international tours, UK's Bhaktivedanta Players marked their outstanding contribution to devotional art with a gala performance of The Mahabharata. This was a brand new production conceived and directed by Jaya Krishna das, and acted by a cast of more than 20.

  • Bhaktivedanta Players 30th Anniversary (1985- 2015)

    This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Bhaktivedanta Manor’s main drama group. It has been led chiefly by Jaya Krishna Das and Dwarka Puri das but over the years a great many other devotees of all ages and backgrounds have participated and given much of their time.

  • Burnt Ladhu

    A powerful drama performance by 2nd generation ISKCON devotees. 

  • Bhaktimarga Swami: A Life Dramatic
    To ISKCON devotees everywhere, the name Bhaktimarga Swami conjures up images of powerful, out-of-the-box stage productions; and of energetic kirtans, full of stomping dance moves and jubilant smiles.
  • VANDE Supports Vaishnava Arts and Culture in ISKCON

    VANDE, an initiative developed by the GBC outreach subcommittee at the GBC meetings in Mayapur, aims to support Vaishnava arts and culture within ISKCON through a variety of different efforts.

  • Taruni Performs at Children`s Short Play about Radhanath Swami`s Childhood

    ISKCON congregation member and child actor Taruni left her body along with her mother and other devotees in Nepal air crash on 14 th May 2012.

  • Spiritual Performers Keep Mayapur Festival-Goers Entertained
    The annual Mayapur Festival at ISKCON’s headquarters in West Bengal, India—first held in 1972 when ISKCON founder Srila Prabhupada was still present—hosts a number of wonderful events to “recharge the spiritual batteries” of the 10,000 ISKCON devotees that flock to it from around the world every year.