13th May 2010

The Absent Lover

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Special Offer: 2 for 1 tickets

A modern interpretation of a classic 5th century Sanskrit play by the famous Indian dramatist, Kalidasa. A story of love and loss, nymph Urvashi runs away in a fit of jealous rage from King Pururavas who desperately seeks her. Encountered by the magic of nature he is driven from realistic to fantastical ‘mind-trips’ until he finds his true love.

The Absent Lover won 3 prestigious national awards in New Delhi, India at the META Theatre festival in 2009 for Best Choreography, Lighting and Set Design.

“With clever direction, a poetic screenplay, stark and unusual lighting, surround sound and an evocative movement vocabulary, this eclectic mix came together as one glorious whole.”
The Hindu, Chennai, India 2008

Presented by Thresh Dance Company

Based in New York, Thresh Dance Company combine traditional Indian dance and contemporary global genres, working with dancers from India, Europe and the US.

To access the special offer of 2 tickets for the price of 1, quote “sampad offer” when booking either online, via telephone (0844 338 5000), or in person at Birmingham Hippodrome’s box office.

There is no limit to the number of tickets you can purchase using this offer code, but it is not available retrospectively on tickets already purchased.