Sunday 17 FEBRUARY 2019
Woodville Studio Theatre
Three Sat Under The Banyan Tree
Running Time 1 hour 30 mins.
By Shamser Sinha
Animal tales brought vibrantly to life with wonderous masks, movement and music.
Based on The Panchatantra – India’s Aesop’s Fables
For ages 7 – 12 years
Near the foothills of the Himalayas, three orphans open a magical book under a Banyan tree. They were told the book wouldn’t give them answers but they’d learn from it, so they stir a pot of milk and watch as three stories of the forest rise from the pages. Stories of headstrong crows, a mongoose who wants a family, and a brave lion come vibrantly to life, with masks, movement and music.
The first-ever stage adaptation of The Panchatantra in the UK, directed by Tara Arts’ Artistic Director Jatinder Verma MBE with design by Claudia Mayer.
“The sounds of an exotic land enveloped us, we were spellbound” Mummy’s Gin Fund
“Brings these tales vividly to life for those already acquainted, and those hearing them for the very first time” Children’s Theatre Reviews
“This charming production was a treat to watch – we laughed, we learned and we most definitely loved it!” Curious Mum