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Bangla drama—at an arts centre near you

PUBLISHED: 14:49 26 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:23 05 October 2010

Bangladeshi theatre returns to East End

Bangladeshi theatre returns to East End

A SEASON of Bangla drama comes to Whitechapel’s Brady arts centre this month, with eight groups performing over four consecutive weekends, giving audiences a chance to find out more about Bangladeshi theatre. The shows range from dramatic performances bringing age-old Bengali stories and modern-day tales to life

A SEASON of Bangla drama comes to Whitechapel's Brady arts centre this month, with eight groups performing over four consecutive weekends, giving audiences a chance to find out more about Bangladeshi theatre.

The shows range from dramatic performances bringing age-old Bengali stories and modern-day tales to life. They feature a mix of drama, dance and singing.

The first performance is Saturday, July 5, with dance drama Nakshikathar Math being staged by Taal Taranga.

Sunday, July 6, sees the play Agun Agun Khela performed by Desh Theatre.

Other highlights for the month-long season include:

July 12: Tahar Namti Ranjana performed by Mahua Productions.

July 13: Khoab Nama by Soytten Sen School of Performing Arts and Udichi.

July 19: Triveni dance drama by Nrityakala.

July 20: Chay Kyar Jammen by Prism Cultural Group.

July 26: Valmiki Pratibha by The Tagoreans.

July 27: Mukhe Bangalee Buke Bangalee by KNC Drama Group.

Performances at the Brady Centre in Hanbury Street, Whitechapel, begin 7pm, doors open 6.30pm. Tickets £5. Box office: 020-7364 7900.


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