Lancashire library to host a professional show

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

To celebrate 70 years of Indian independence, Mashi Theatre will be performing at Kingsfold Library, Penwortham, later this month.

A production of the Tales of Birbal, including story-telling, music and theatre, will take place on Saturday 28 October at 3pm.

The production is performed by Mashi Theatre, a company established in 2013 to perform a range of high quality theatre, particularly for young people.

In the performance, travelling story-tellers Mashi and Bhanji will recreate the enchanting tale of the great Moghul King Akbar and his wise companion, Birbal, drawing on the magic, mysticism and storytelling traditions of India.

The show has been organised by the rural touring scheme, Spot On, with the support of library staff.

County Councillor Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: "We've worked with Spot On for many years, bringing professional music, theatre and dance performances to venues across Lancashire.

"We are able to promote professional events and encourage people to enjoy cultural activities near to where they live, through our work with Spot On.

"This performance using humour, puppetry and music to bring to life a story about a real historical figure that has become part of Indian folklore, and passed from one generation to another over hundreds of years. It is an ancient tale that will be told in a way that local families can enjoy."

Early booking is recommended as there are only 50 tickets available for each performance.

The performance is suitable for anyone aged six and over.

Tickets cost £6 for adults and £4 for children and concessions.

For more information about the performances, or to book tickets, please call in at the library or phone 0300 123 6703.

More information about Spot On is available by contacting Sue Robinson on 01254 660360 or emailing

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