Thursday 12th March 7.00pm
National Theatre Live presents Behind the Beautiful Forevers by David Hare
Pulizter Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.
India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.
““Study of a Mumbai slum breaks new ground for the National.” The Observer review ????
Running time 180 mins
This event is a National Theatre Live screening broadcast to partner cinemas.
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Tickets £12 / £10 concs.