Thursday 12th March 7pm
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Meera Syal returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (BROKEN, LONDON ROAD).
Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale. Beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own.
Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, 12 and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate. But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will shatter the neighbourhood.
BBFC certification for Behind the Beautiful Forevers and it has been rated 15.
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