• Wednesday, October 05, 2022

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Rapunzel director: Why pantomime is a great way to celebrate diversity

STORYLINES: A scene from Rapunzel, directed by Pooja Ghai (Photo by: Scott Rylander)

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING A PANTOMIME “celebrating diversity” is being staged at a top London theatre over the festive period. Rapunzel, currently showing at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, over Christmas and the New Year, is directed by Kenya-born Pooja Ghai, an associate director at the theatre for three years. Ghai said she hoped the show’s central message of sisterhood and “everyone being different” comes through to audiences. “We all may come from different places, we all may look very different, but actually, if we work together and come together and collaborate, our differences are what make us stronger,” she told…

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