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Directed by
David Farr
Dates
9 Feb - 10 Mar 2007

Project History

A Lyric Hammersmith, Bristol Old Vic and West Yorkshire Playhouse Production.

Do you believe in undying love?

The Lyric’s trademark combination of thrilling storytelling and theatrical exuberance journeys to India in David Farr’s retelling of one of the greatest love stories of all time.

Exiled from the serene palaces of their homeland and plunged into the deep forests of Southern India, the passionate love of Rama and Sita is put to the test – as demons, goddesses and an army of monkeys do battle for their hearts.

Joining forces with collaborators including Amit Lahav (Gecko), Blind Summit (Anthony Minghella’s Madame Butterfly, Low Life) and leading light of the Asian music scene, Shri (of Badmarsh & Shri), Farr created a highly physical and visually stunning new adaptation that takes you on a heady journey from the darkness of the jungle to the lights of Diwali.

Creative Team

Music by Shri

Design by Ti Green

Movement direction by Amit Lahav

Puppetry by Blind Summit

Lighting by Jackie Shemesh

Sound by Nick Manning

Produced by Fuel