Thu 5 October, 7:30pm

The Haymarket

  • Tickets: £14; Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £12; Schools £10 plus one free teacher ticket for every 10 students (includes £2 booking fee). Group discount available - Buy 10 tickets and get the 11th free

Celebrating 30 years of touring the UK, The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company is back.

Direct from Kerala, with top performers, superb singers, rhythmic drummers and highly skilled make-up artists, Kathakali is a masterpiece of sacred theatre that erupts on stage with striking visual images, revealing the magical world of South India. Nurtured for centuries by the remarkable people of Kerala, Kathakali leads the audience into an entrancing world of storytelling.

The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company was founded in 1987 by Kathakali make up specialist, Kalamandalam Barbara Vijayakumar and Kathakali actor, Kalamandalam Vijayakumar. The company has presented more than 1,750 performances, 3,500 workshops and 23 exhibitions introducing the art of Kathakali to thousands of people all over the country.

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