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Casting call – a brand new Big Imaginations Commission

Stripey Honey….. is very yummy. A new play for young audiences, ages 5+

2 female performers
Age 20 – 30 and Age 30 – 40

Puppetry / South Asian language / dance
We are interested in hearing from individuals who reflect the setting of and diversity of the play.

Stripey Honey….. is very yummy, set in the Sunderbans, is the touching and funny story of how tigers, bees and honey collectors/local fisher-people learn to live and play together.

Creative consultation

The production is a collaboration between Mashi Theatre, Big Imagination and The Spark Arts and supported by The Dukes Lancaster to tour to community venues and libraries in the North West and East Midlands.

Mashi Theatre is known for sharing universal stories with a playfulness and colourful exploration evocative of Asian culture. This new writing commission is inspired by protection and survival, incorporating sound, movement, simple puppetry and the spirit of the Jungle.

The deadline for applications is Friday 16 November at 5pm.

For full information on how to apply, download the full brief here: http://www.bigimaginations.co.uk/casting-call-a-brand-new-big-imaginations-commission/


Welcome! Mashi Theatre shares stories for the child in all of us. ‘Mashi’ being the keeper of stories, teller of tales, a playmaker and confidante. In the Asian culture a ‘Mashi’ is comparable to the western ‘aunt’, not necessarily a blood relative but someone who assumes the role. Mashi Theatre’s vision is to reawaken stories seeped in culture and hand them down to a new generation.

  • Tales of Birbal – National Tour October/November 2017 dates

    After the success at The Spark and with The Core, Corby, Mashi are re-touring Tales of Birbal to theatres and schools across the country in 2017.

    The first half of the tour has been a huge success! Thanks to our audiences in Peterborough, Nottingham, Spalding, Louth, Derby, Birmingham, Melton, Oakham, Leicester, London and Cambridge! Make sure you’re following @MashiTheatre on Twitter and on Facebook to see some of their great responses!

    Dates still to come:

    Performances below are part of the Big Imaginations Festival:

    Wednesday 25 October, 2.00pm: Touchstones, Rochdale. Book tickets

    Thursday 26 October, 10.00am and 1.00pm: Burnley Youth Theatre. Book tickets

    Friday 27 October, 2.30pm: Unity Theatre, Liverpool. Book tickets

    Saturday 28 October, 3.00pm: Spot On, Lancashire: Kingsfold Library, Penwortham. Book in person at the library or by email.

    Monday 30 October, 11.30am and 2.00pm: The Astley Cheetham Gallery, Stalybridge. Book tickets – 11.30 2.00

    Tuesday 31 October, 11.00am and 2.00pm: Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield. Book tickets


    Wednesday 1 November, 11.00am and 1.30pm: The Dukes, Lancaster.  Book tickets

    Thursday 2 November, 2.00pm: The Bureau, Blackburn. Book tickets

    Friday 3 November, 6.00pm: CRTA: Tarvin Community Centre, Cheshire. Book tickets

    Saturday 4 November, 11.00am and 2.30pm : Z-arts, Manchester. Book tickets

    Sunday 5 November, 3.00pm: The Boo, Rossendale. Book tickets


    Are you a venue or producer interested in booking the show? Get in touch to find out more!