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Bangla Brummies by Purbanat CIC
Sat 12 November 2016, 19:30 – 21:00 GMT
Purbanat CIC presents Bangla Brummies
Doors 7pm, Show 7.30pm
Set in the Small Heath area of Birmingham, Bangla Brummies challenges Asian stereotypes by exploring the institution of marriage, and points of connection as well as points of difference across both cultures and generations. It begins in the 1970s and centres around two young Asian bachelors. One, Hashim, ends up marrying a white Irish girl, while the other, Malik, is wed to a bride from Bangladesh. When Malik’s daughter grows up and falls in love with a non-muslim white man, trouble ensues but friends of the parents, daughter and suitor all come together to plot for a happy outcome. This is a funny but insightful look at the twin themes of approval and acceptance in marriage and how the lives and attitudes of two British Bengali Different families have changed.
Purbanat is an established theatre company in the West Midlands and a creative home for new plays, performers and creative people. Working collaboratively with a variety of partners, they discover, nurture and produce drama which tells universal stories to audiences from a wide range of backgrounds. Purbanat specialises in producing both new plays and adaptations of existing international written works, and tours to theatres and community focussed venues throughout the Midlands and beyond.