Preview: Theatre -Tara Arts

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The Independent Culture
Even white folk have woken up to the wonders of the tabla-playing sensation Talvin Singh, living proof that a richly diverse Asian culture has been alive and kicking in this country for years. Asian theatre, however, has never quite achieved unstoppable momentum. Until now. This autumn sees an explosion of work headed by Tamasha's staged Bollywood movie Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings and a Funeral, and a new show from Tara Arts (right). Exodus is the epic story of up to 100,000 people, who, in the first three months of 1968, formed one of the largest migrations in the shortest period this century. Their arrival from Kenya caused Enoch Powell to let rip with his notorious "Rivers of Blood" speech. One of those involved was the 14-year-old Jatinder Verma, who has directed this epic show examining the big picture from the perspective of three interwoven stories.

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