Beneath The Banyan Tree

17th Nov 2009 - 1:30pm

The Arts Centre

Theatre Hullabaloo and Theatre Direct Canada present Beneath The Banyan Tree by Emil Sher.

Tickets £4.00 all.

Everyone has a story to tell.  Every person, every animal, every tree has a story to tell. Not all stories have words.  Anjali’s story begins in India.

Leading young people’s theatre companies, Theatre Hullabaloo (UK) and Theatre Direct (Canada) present a vibrant fusion of theatre, traditional Indian (Bharatanatyam) and Western dance, puppetry and music that tells the story of Anjali, a young girl who has moved to the UK from India. 

An aspiring dancer, Anjali travels between two worlds: the cold reality of trying to adjust to life in the UK and the challenge of making friends at school, and her imaginary world in which the colourful animal characters from the Indian fables of the Panchatantra come to life.  In her struggle to be proud of who she is, it is the richness of her culture, the strength of her family, and the gifts of imagination, dance and storytelling that enable Anjali to find the courage to be herself.

Suitable for young people aged 7 plus and their families.

For details of what’s on this season at the Rose Theatre, visit the Rose Theatre website.

If you’re interested in screenings of great films, see this season’s Short Cuts line-up in the Studio Theatre.