Tales of Birbal, Mashi Theatre

Fri 3rd November 2017
Tarvin Community Centre, Chester, CH3 8LY

A colourful, inventive, humorous piece, featuring music and puppetry.


 How many crows are there in the kingdom?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

What is the fastest thing in the world? Only Birbal knows…

Birbal was a poet and author, but was more widely esteemed for his wit and wisdom in solving problems. Known as one of the Navaratnas or nine jewels of the Mogul Emperor Akbar, many would travel from far and wide to present Birbal with a challenge, to which he would always have an intelligent and amusing response. No one enjoyed this clever banter more than the Emperor himself, who often wore a disguise in order to test the loyalty of his subjects. The players drawing a hand-pulled rickshaw stumble upon the audience and begin to unpack these ancient tales. Akin to Aesop’s fables, the stories are reawakened for a new audience of families and children age 6+ years.

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