Tales of Birbal

Tales of Birbal

Fri 27 October 2017

Autumn 2017 | Big Imaginations Festival

Mashi Theatre, in association with The Spark Arts For Children and supported by Z-arts, presents
Tales of Birbal
by Sayan Kent
from an original concept by Trina Haldar

Timeless and treasured fables from the Indian sub-continent

Travelling story-tellers Mashi and Bhanji earn their keep by recreating en-chanting tales of the great Moghul King Akbar and his wise companion, Birbal. How can a man survive a night in a freezing lake? How many crows are there in a kingdom? Only Birbal knows!

Using humour, puppetry, music and the occasional fake beard, Mashi and Bhanji bring to vivid life these famous tales that have been treasured for generations.

“What a great show. If you are wanting laughter, to go into the imagination and connect with your inner child, then this play has it all!” -- Audience Member

Suitable for children aged 6+ and their families | BSL Signed performance

In association with The Spark Arts For Children
Supported by Z-arts
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England (lottery funded)

About the Festival

A festival of brilliant children and family theatre, across the North West.

The Big Imaginations Festival is a two-week celebration of the best in children and family theatre. Feed your families’ imaginations with 9 brilliant shows across 21 venues near to you in the North West including Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

Learn more about the festival performances at bigimaginations.co.uk/festival.


Art Cart: Get into the festival spirit with free Arts and Crafts for all ticket holders before the show! Kindly supported by the Granada Foundation.

Who are Big Imaginations ?

Big Imaginations is a region-wide group of venues and promoters dedicated to bringing brilliant children’s theatre to the North West. From grand auditoriums to rural village halls and everything in between, our mission is to spark the imagination of children aged 0-12 with the wonder of theatre.

Big Imaginations headed up by Z-arts has brought together 15 venues to make the North West’s children’s theatre offer bigger, better and more affordable. For a full list of venues involved and work programmed visit. www.bigimaginations.co.uk

Big Imaginations is supported by Arts Council England through a 3-year Strategic Touring Grant. Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives.
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Creative Team

Writer: Sayan Kent
Director: Trina Haldar
Designer: Sue Pyecroft
Musical Director: Arun Ghosh
 To Come

show details

Dates: Fri 27 Oct
Times: 2:30pm
Running time: 50 mins
Prices: £8 Adults, £6 Kids, £5 UYT members
Charges: 50p card transaction | £1 postage
Support: BSL Signed

Venue: Unity One

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