Part of the Big Imaginations festival of theatre for children and families, 19 October – 5 November 2017
Get into the festival spirit with free Arts and Crafts for all ticket holders before the show!
Presented by Mashi Theatre
Timeless and treasured fables from the Indian sub-continent
Step into the enchanting world of the Moghul King Akbar and his witty advisor, the legendary Birbal…Mashi and Bhanji are travelling story-tellers, living hand-to- mouth with just a wooden cart, trinkets they have collected on their travels, and a family of mischievous crows for company.
Stopping one day for lunch, they recreate mythical tales of the great King Akbar and his wise companion, Birbal. How can a man survive a night in a freezing lake? How many crows are there in a kingdom? Only Birbal knows! Using humour, puppetry, music and the occasional fake beard, Mashi and Bhanji bring to vivid life these famous tales that have been treasured for generations.
“Wonderful, imaginative, funny and gentle. Lovely singing and music – sensitive to such a range of needs” – Jo Willis and daughter at The Egg, Bath
“Whether familiar with these stories or experiencing them for the first time, Trina Haldar’s production is joyful, colourful, vibrant and funny.” – Children’s Theatre Reviews