TARA presents

People's Romeo

Friday 22 October 7:30pm

£10 (8 concessions)

Birmingham, The Drum

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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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