Polka Theatre today announce full casting for Shamser Sinha’s Three Sat Under The Banyan Tree based on The Panchatantra – India’s Aesop’s Fables. Artistic Director of Tara Arts, Jatinder Verma directs Rose-Marie Christian (Jayaben – Crow story), Medhavi Patel (Yasmin – Leopard story) and Raj Swamy (Mahendra – Mongoose story). The production opens on 3 October, with previews from 28 September, and runs until 21 October.
Near the foothills of the Himalayas, three orphans open a magical book under a Banyan tree. They were told the book wouldn’t give them answers but they’d learn from it, they stir a pot of milk and three stories of the forest rise from its pages. Stories of headstrong crows, a mongoose who wants a family, and a brave Leopard come vibrantly to life, with masks, movement and music.
Polka is delighted to be co-producing with Tara Arts the first-ever stage adaptation of The Panchatantra in the UK.