Tara Arts co-production with Polka Theatre THREE SAT UNDER THE BANYAN TREE
22 July 2018
Based on The Panchatantra - India’s Aesop’s Fables, we are delighted to announce Tara Arts co-production and tour of Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree from September this year.
For ages 7 - 12 years
Written by Shamser Sinha
Near the foothills of the Himalayas, three orphans open a magical book under a Banyan tree. Told the book wouldn’t give them answers but they’d learn from it, they stir a pot of milk and three stories of the forest rise from its pages. Stories of headstrong crows, old lions and devious jackals come vibrantly to life, with masks, movement and music.
Polka is delighted to be co-producing with Tara Arts this first-ever stage adaptation of The Panchatantra in the UK, directed by Tara Arts' Artistic Director Jatinder Verma with design by Claudia Mayer.
For the first time ever, Shamser Sinha brings India’s extraordinary collection of fables, The Panchatantra - India’s most frequently translated literary work - to the stage. A cast of 3 explore the good life through a range of fabulous animal characters.
TOURING 2018 & 2019
Fri 28 Sept to Sun 21 Oct
240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1SB
Box Office: 020 8543 4888
Wed 24 to Sat 27 Oct
Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
Box Office: 024 7655 3055
and re-touring January - March 2019
For tour booking enquiries contact Jonathan Kennedy +44 (0)20 8333 4457
DOWNLOAD THE FREE EDUCATION RESOURCE PACK FOR KEY STAGE 2 AND 3 HERE