Jermyn Street Theatre
Jermyn Street Theatre

Mahabharata: a Modern Retelling

Mahabharata: a Modern Retelling

"This is the tale of a tragic dynasty."

By CAROLE SATYAMURTI
Directed by JATINDER VERMA

The Mahabharata is a narrative of honour, hatred, courage, of virtue, love, ideals and wickedness, and of a war so terrible, it marked the threshold between one age and the next. This dramatised reading of perhaps the greatest epic in literature is performed by 12 actresses in three parts: the incredible Game of Dice which leads to a tense Exile in the Forest, culminating in The Wheel of Time.

Award-winning poet Carole Satyamurti abridges the original Sanskrit epic to create a gripping blank verse version. Director Jatinder Verma previously adapted The Mahabharata for BBC Radio 4, with Claudia Mayer; and is currently working on another version for the BBC.

Mahabharata: a Modern Retelling is performed in three parts. Each of The Game of Dice, Exile in the Forest and The Wheel of Time runs for 80 mins.

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Carole Satyamurti

Adaptor

Jatinder Verma

Director

Claudia Mayer

Designer

Quotes & reviews

A gripping narrative, focusing on the story … Resoundingly successful.”

New Statesman