It may be a bit chilly over here, but over in India, they are still basking in sunshine glows, so why not feel like you have been transported there for two hours?
David Hare’s play Behind the Beautiful Forevers will be running at the National Theatre until April 13th 2015, and trust us when we say that this is one show you won’t want to miss out on. Based on the prize-winning novel by Katherine Boo, it tells the tale of a group of people in Annawadi, a slum just outside of Mumbai Airport, who have to deal with various difficulties in their lives. While new luxury hotels continue to dominate the landscape, these people who call this place home have to struggle onwards in a world where terrorism, crime and recession is rife.
As time goes on, they need to deal with issues such as power, religion and caste, as this small community ends up becoming a wider metaphor for 21st century life. But ultimately, is hope enough to drive us forwards into the future?
Director Rufus Norris has transformed Boo’s story into a vivid and memorable production, as audience members get to experience what it must really be like to live in new India. Adult tickets for the show range between £15 and £35, and they are available either on the official website or at the box office.
If this doesn’t take your fancy, the West End is of course famed around the world for its wide collection of shows, whether it be the toe-tapping Book of Mormon, family-favourite The Lion King or some of the greatest Shakespearean tragedies. Either way, book yourself into a London hotel so that you have somewhere to rest your head after all that drama!