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Mashi was established in 2013, in response to the lack of diverse work on offer, particularly for young people. A Mashi is a keeper of stories and teller of tales, re-wakening stories steeped in culture to hand them down to new generations. We are Playful, Challenging, Universal & Inquisitive, bringing people together through the art of telling stories, that transcend time and offer a fresh perspective.

We make theatre which tours to venues and community spaces.  We offer a menu of bespoke educational and training workshops for Schools, HE colleges, Universities and other businesses, ranging from ‘stories from other cultures’ to Clown workshops and Corporate training packages. 

Our current show ‘Stripey Honey… is vey yummy!’ was commissioned by Big Imaginations, in partnership with The Spark and supported by The Dukes in toured (Feb-April 2019).

A play for young audiences, ages 5 years plus

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

The production is a collaboration between Mashi Theatre, Big Imagination and The Spark Arts, 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 South Asian culture. This new writing commission is inspired by protection and survival, incorporating sound, movement, simple puppetry and the spirit of the Jungle.

Go to Stripey Page

Artistic Director, Trina Haldar of Mashi Theatre appointed as new Associate Director, alongside Daryl Beeton

The Spark Associate Directors announced

Mashi’s Artistic Director is Awarded the Naseem Khan Commission with Bristol Old Vic, The Lowry & Curve Theatre

The power of Creativity

A special fundraising evening in support of Pegasus

Pegasus is delighted to welcome our Patrons Bill Lucas and Philip Pullman, Chair of Arts Council England Nicholas Serota, journalist and novelist Lyn Gardner, Founder and Artistic Director of Mashi Theatre Trina Haldar and Co-Chair of the Pegasus Youth Board, Lucy Gibbons to take part in an evening of discussion about the importance of creativity in the lives of young people.

After hearing from the panel and some short provocation pieces by Pegasus young performers, we will be throwing the floor open to the audience and ending with an opportunity to carry on the conversation over a glass of wine.

Image credit: Claire Borg Cook

Stripey Honey… is very yummy! 

We’ve been commissioned by Big Imaginations, in partnership with The Spark and supported by The Dukes, Lancaster – to make a new show for families and we are excited to invite you to the land of Stripes and Honey for our new show Stripey Honey … is very yummy! 

The first show is in February 2019 and the full schedule is here

On panel discussion with 

Derby Theatre:

Big Imaginations:

Listen to our Artistic Director talk about the value of Arts in Education on BBC 4’s Front Row programme: