• Saturday, August 13, 2022

Arts and Culture

New play based on Indian fables to debut on London stage

Rose-Marie Christian, Raj Swamy and Mehavi Patel in Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree (Pic by: Craig Fuller)

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING THE first-ever stage adaptation of a collection of Indian fables is set to premiere in south London on Wednesday (3). Shamser Sinha is the writer behind Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree, a production based on ancient Indian fables called The Panchatantra. Combining three tales into one play, the story revolves around three orphans who read a magical book under a banyan tree. Using masks, music and dance, the stories tell tales of a mongoose, a crow and a leopard. British Indian playwright Sinha told Eastern Eye he hoped the play would open a dialogue which allowed…

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