Tales of Birbal

Collecting ideas

  • Tales of Birbal on Derby Theatre’s Studio Blog

    September 10, 2017

    Mashi Theatre Artistic Director Trina Haldar recently did an interview for Derby Theatre’s studio blog ahead of Tales of Birbal being performed there on Saturday 14th October.

    Derby Theatre Studio blog

    You can read the full blog here, and book tickets to the show in Derby ... More...

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

    August 11, 2017

    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, ... More...

  • Casting call: Mashi Theatre’s Tales of Birbal

    February 28, 2017

    Mashi Theatre is touring it’s production Tales of Birbal nationally in May/June 2017. We are seeking two female performers to cast for the production. The audition will be held on Tuesday 14th March. Deadline to register an interest to audition is Friday 10th March 10am. (details below).

    – We ... More...

  • Puppets, Music and Sharing

    May 7, 2013

    Today Becky and Arun were introduced to the group and the children applauded Arun’s clarinet playing however considering how few children played musical instruments in the group it was fantastic to hear the atmospheric music they created as a group (with Arun as conductor, of course!) Some even played music later on in the day ... More...

  • Mayflower Primary School Day 1

    May 7, 2013

    The school were attentive and laughed whilst watching Akbar and Birbal introduction. The children said they weren’t aware of the stories however when we told a few more a couple of them jumped in with the ‘punch line’ of the tales and on reflection said they had heard the tales in India when they had been on ... More...

  • Friday Sharing Birbal and Akbar Stories

    April 30, 2013

    It was just beautiful to see how the children took on the challenge of creating their own Akbar and Birbal story. From a rough outline the previous day to stories which were shared and told by their groups, each participant telling their part and committing to physical/visual clues to help the rather large audience consisting ... More...

  • Day 2 Mashi Theatre with Live music at Robert Mellors Primary School

    April 25, 2013

    Today was full of music, stories and puppets. As it should be! Arun met the group for the first time today and the children responded to the first few improvised tunes on the clarinet with great enthusiasm. It wasn’t long before Arun had them playing their own music, using voices, drums, xylophones, keyboard etc as ... More...

  • Day 1: Mashi Theatre Meets Robert Mellors Primary School

    April 25, 2013

    Today Mashi Theatre enchanted and amused Robert Mellors Primary School with a short introduction to Akbar and Birbal. This wasn’t a fully rehearsed piece, script in hand, a couple of scarves to signify character, however the children were so taken in by the characters that when it came to finding out what they knew/thought about ... More...

  • Planning Day

    April 25, 2013

    Planning for research and development is exciting as there isn’t one definite direction or question. We have a chance to explore and play with ideas as the children might do in order to plan something to inspire them and ignite their curiosity about the Birbal stories.