The Alhambra Theatre
21 - 25 March 2017
Running Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Meera Syal’s much-loved novel bursts on to the stage for the very first time.
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The Touring Consortium Theatre Company presents a Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company production of
Anita And Me by Meera Syal. Adapted by Tanika Gupta
This poignant coming-of-age tale follows Meena, a young girl growing up in the only Punjabi family in a 1970s Black Country mining village. Meena spends her days happily getting into scrapes with the other local children until one day the impossibly cool Anita enters her life. Suddenly Meena knows exactly who she wants to be but is Anita all that she seems? Soon Meena’s world is turned upside down as she is caught between two very different cultures.
Anita And Me paints a comic, poignant, compassionate and colourful portrait of village life in the era of flares, power cuts, glam rock, decimalisation and Ted Heath. It has been adapted for the stage by the multi-award-winning Tanika Gupta.
“I am so thrilled that Anita And Me is being developed and premiered at The REP” Meera Syal
★★★★ 'Hilarious' The Independent
★★★★ 'Very funny' The Birmingham Mail
★★★★ 'Funny and moving – a bostin’ production ' What’s On
Recommended age 12+
Director Roxana Silbert
Designer Liz Ascroft
Lighting Chahine Yavroyan
Set/Costume Designer Bob Bailey
Composer/Sound Designer Ben and Max Ringham
Movement Director Ann Yee
Rehearsal images by Robert Day
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