Forbidden Broadway used to have a great line about Les Miserables and its merchandising opportunities: ""Rich folks pay fifty bucks a shirt / that has a starving pauper on it. I couldn't help thinking of this line as I watched the National's expensively-produced new show about people living in slum conditions on the edges of Mumbai Airport: it has cost a lot of money to show this.
Behind The Beautiful Forevers
Cast includes Meera Syal. India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house.