22nd October 2010

People’s Romeo

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Bangladeshi Theatre breathes new life ino the greatest love story ever told.

Directed by Mukul Ahmed

Bangladeshi theatre breathes new life into the greatest love story ever told, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Weaving together Shakespeare’s verse and Bengali poetry, People’s Romeo is a dynamic cross-cultural performance made for our time. Five performers use Pala Gaan – a theatre style which combines music, dance and storytelling – to re-invent this classic of English theatre.

TARA produces global theatre for local audiences. Positioned between East and West, TARA has pioneered cross-cultural theatre for over 3 decades. In 2009 the company co-produced Hanif Kureishi’s The Black Album with The National Theatre.

“The most culturally open-minded troupe in Britain” Independent on Sunday.


News Shopper ****
“A culturally enriching and entertaining two hours”

The Stage ***
“An utterly absorbing piece of theatre… The oft told tale of Romeo and Juliet is given a new lease of life”

Public Reviews ***
“exciting, moving and humorous… a true joy to watch”


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