The Master Madam
The European premiere of the Sanskrit comedy The Master Madam, in a new translation by Dr Will Johnson, Centre for the History of Religion in Asia (CHRA), Cardiff University, is to take place in Cardiff on 29 and 30 March 2012. This comedy in one act, attributed to Bodhayana, is part of CHRA's 2012 programme.
The production is a collaboration between members of different Cardiff communities - academics, professional theatre practitioners, and local people – to bring this funny, accessible work to a wider audience. It will be performed in Splott, an area where the work of several of the School’s Research Centres is focused.
The new script-in-hand performance will feature a cast of professional actors and creatives, including Ellora Adam, Boyd Clack, David Evans, Kirsten Jones, Gareth Pierce, Sule Rimi, Bobby Singh, Ruth Stringer, Jams Thomas, Sarah Louise Tyler, and the participation of members of the East Moors Community Centre Youth Club.
The audience is invited to stay for an after-show talk, focusing on the Indian content of the play and exploring the challenges of bringing a new translation to life in the 21st century.
This production is organised by 'Wing & Prayer', in conjunction with the National Theatre Wales Team, CHRA, and Cardiff Youth Services.
Entry to the performances on 29 and 30 March at 7pm is free but advance reservation is required on this website. No tickets are required. Registration is on the door by surname.
Please note that access to the theatre is via a flight of stairs. Regrettably lift facilities are not available.
For more information about the project: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/share/newsandevents/index.html