Indian Fables are re imagined in a new heart-warming production.

Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch from Tara Arts and Polka Theatre, sees a multi-talented cast of three bring stories of a headstrong crow, a brave mongoose, and a tortured tiger come vibrantly to life. 

The cast includes includes Rose-Marie Christian (Aladdin; Theatre Royal Stratford East) in the role of Jayaben, Halema Hussain (Child of the Divide; UK/Toronto Tour), in the role of Yasmin and Raj Swamy (Bad Education; BBC) in the role of Mahendra. 

The production (January 25-26) brings stories from The Panchatantra to the stage for the very first time in expert retellings by playwright Shamser Sinha. It is directed by Tara Arts’ Artistic Director Jatinder Verma MBE with design by Claudia Mayer. 

Described as ‘India's Aesop's Fables’, The Panchatantra is the most frequently translated work of Indian literature, exploring the question of what it means to live a good life through extraordinary tales featuring a fabulous array of animal characters.

Fri 25 Jan | 1.30pm | 6pm & Sat 26 Jan | 11am | 2.30pm
Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree 
Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT
Tickets: £10 (plus 65p QNew Transformation fee)
Box Office: 01708 443333