Behind The Beautiful Forevers

Venue: 
Olivier Theatre, National
Location: 
West End

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.

By: 
David Hare, based on the book by Katherine Boo
Director: 
Rufus Norris
Behind The Beautiful Forevers Schedule
Opening date: 
Monday, 10 November, 2014
Booking to: 
Tuesday, 5 May, 2015
Address:
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest tube:
Waterloo

Our Review

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.

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