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TARAMANDAL | Project Arts Centre | Dublin
Taramandal part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2013 at Project Arts CentreTARAMANDAL (DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL)

7.45PM & 2.45PM
8 - 12 OCT 2013

By The Tadpole Repertory
Presented by Dublin Theatre Festival

Tickets €20 - 25

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Taramandal is based on Satyajit Ray’s short story, Patol Babu, Film Star, which tells of a chance opportunity to fulfil a lifelong dream.

At fifty or so, Patol Babu has led a rather unglamorous life. His one passion, acting, has never really amounted to anything other than a few theatre performances in his local community group as a child or at school. So when one day the possibility of a part in a Bengali film opens up, Patol embraces the chance with open arms.

Humorous and melancholy, Taramandal tells stories that seem to be about people we have met and known in our own lifetime. Devised and performed by The Tadpole Repertory, one of Delhi’s most prominent and prolific theatre groups, this is a play which captures the sincerity and ardour of human dreams and the courage and determination it takes to follow them.

"Compelling stories of dreams and failure and the resurrection of the spirit" The Hindu

Performed in English, Hindi and Bengali with English surtitles.

There will be a post-show discussion with Neel Chaudhuri and members of the company following the performance on 9 October.


7.45pm, 8 -10 October 2013 ~ Tickets €20
2.45pm, 12 October 2013 ~ Tickets €20
7.45pm, 11 &12 October 2013 ~ Tickets €25

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Duration 1 hour 10 mins, no interval

BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?
…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins….

…or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can't wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another.

Parking Offer
Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information.


Directed by Neel Chaudhuri
Lighting Design: Rahul Rai
Stage Design: Vaibhavi Kowshik
Sound Design and Original Music: Samar Grewal
Cast: Andrew Hoffland, Bikram Ghosh, Kriti Pant, Mallika Taneja, Neel Debdutt Paul & Sandeep Shikhar.


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