Mukul and Ghetto Tigers present Mishti Gals
Doors 7pm, Show 7.30pm
This is a funny and poignant tale about three middle-aged, British Bengali women who have made life choices which defy expectation. All have chosen careers over families, but for different reasons and each woman’s personal story is a bittersweet revelation of the difficulties faced. Their rejection of a more traditional path is set against the backdrop of a patriarchal society in which they struggle against being dismissed on the basis of their age and gender. It is also augmented by the physical and fast-changing cityscape in which they live; the juxtaposition of ex-local authority tenements with the hypermodern high-rises of E1 symbolising old and new lifestyles. The protagonists are friends with longstanding histories but their relationships are not without conflict and as dark secrets come to light, the challenges which stem from cultural and geographical displacement are also revealed.
An adaptation by Raminder Kaur after Mahesh Elkuncwar’s 'Sonata'
Mukul and Ghetto Tigers is an east London based theatre company that offers an entertaining twist on stories and relationships in order to reach out to both new and established theatre audiences. With a genuine interest in new writing and world classics, MGT provides a platform for emerging talents with the aim of mentoring and nurturing newcomers to help them excel in their respective fields. Their mantra is re-imagination, innovation and collaboration. www.mukulandghettotigers.com/
Play by Raminder Kaur Kahlon
Directed by Mukul Ahmed
Executive producer and Asst. Director - Rez Kabir
Production manager - Delwar Hossain Dilu
Lighting design - Paul Micah
Design - Mukul Ahmed
Sound design - Labik Kamal Gaurab
Stage Manager - Charlotte Wilson
Choreography - Pinache Khan
Cast: Urmee Mazher, Saida Tanim, Saima Ahmed