Behind the Beautiful Forevers: 50 tickets to give away

25 February at 7.30pm, The National Theatre, Southbank

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'Magnificent. Rufus Norris’s production has a humane, dignified sweep that captivates' 

- The Independent

We’ve teamed up with The National Theatre to give readers the chance to win one of 25 pairs of tickets to Behind the Beautiful Forevers.

Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.


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. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.

But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.

Contains strong language and some scenes of violence. Suitable for 14yrs+.

We have 25 pairs of tickets to give away, to enter simply follow @Indyoffers on Twitter and tweet us using #INDYFOREVERS

Terms & Conditions: 18+. Promotion closes at 15.00 on Friday 20 February 2015. There are 25 prizes of a pair of tickets to see Behind the Beautiful Forevers at the National Theatre on the 25 February. Travel and all other expenses excluded. The winners will be the first 25 entries selected at random after the closing date. The winners will be contacted via Twitter within 48 hours of the closing date. Given the proximity of the event to the closing date, if we are unable to contact you successfully by 12.00 on Monday 23 February we will have no option but to award the prize to another entrant. Winners must collect their tickets by 19.00 on the 25 February from the National Theatre box office. To enter you must send a tweet including ‘#INDYFOREVERS’ and ‘@IndyOffers’ before this promotion closes. Alternatively you can retweet a qualifying tweet from @Indyoffers to enter. You must also be following @Indyoffers at this time to be entered into the draw. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. Tickets valid for performance on the 25 February. Subject to availability. Only one online entry per person. Usual promotion rules apply, see For further information, please write to Customer Care, Room 203bb, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London, W8 5TT. Promoter: National Theatre