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Journey to India this half term at Accrington Library

“Stripey Honey… is very yummy!”(From a concept by Trina Haldar, written by Sayan Kent)
Accrington Library
Monday 18 February, 2pm

Mashi Theatre brings a brand new play filled with song, dance and puppetry to children aged 5+ and their grown ups in Accrington this half term.

Stripey Honey… is very yummy! is a touching and funny adventure into India, exploring the lives of some of our most precious but endangered species, who unite to save their homes. Journey into the forests of the Sundarbans, the land between India and Bangladesh, home of the Royal Bengal Tigers and Honey Bees to discover how the tigers, bees, and honey collectors learn to live, play and survive together.

Trina Haldar, the Founder and Artistic Director of Mashi Theatre, commented on how the idea for the show came about: “Having visited India numerous times as a child, I had the opportunity to see the beautiful forest of the Sunderbans, now declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I wanted to invite children and their families to another world, deep in the jungle, where borders are undefined, where the mangrove forest protects all creatures; the Tigers, Bees and people living together in close proximity”.

The show has been brought to Lancashire audiences by Spot On Rural & Library Touring and The Boo in Waterfoot. Lyndsey Wilson, Scheme Manager for Spot On explained the reason for the partnership: “Having the chance to work closely with The Boo to bring this performance to Accrington Library is a wonderful opportunity. Our aim is to make contact with audiences who might not regularly attend either of our venues to encourage them into seeing professional theatre in a less conventional theatre space. We’re asking our audiences to try something new and have an adventure with us and we hope to see many new faces this half term.”

The show takes place at Accrington Library on Monday 18 February at 2pm. Tickets are £4 each or £10 for one adult and 2 children. Tickets are available directly from the library, by emailing accrington.library@lancashire.gov.uk or by calling 01254 660360. The piece was originally commissioned by Big Imaginations in partnership with The Spark Arts for Children & supported by The Dukes, Lancaster. It forms part of Spot On Lancashire’s Spring season of touring, which includes additional performances of ‘Stripey Honey… is very yummy!’ at Burnley Library on Wednesday 6 March and Haslingden Library on Thursday 7th March. More information including booking online is available via www.spotonlancashire.co.uk.

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