Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail
અર્થ અર્થ

Mara Ba (My Mother)

Tuesday 29 November, 7.30pm
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts

Theatre & Dance
Please note this event has already taken place and you are viewing an archived page of the Lakeside website.
For a list of current events, exhibitions and workshops, please click on 'What's On' in the menu above

Admission free, advance booking required
1 hour 20 minutes plus 20-minute interval
For ages 16+

Work in Progress Sharing

Written by Sonali Shah including original songs
Directed by Octavia Nyombi
Designed by Ivy Richards


Celine Shamdasani (as Rupa)
Jishnu Soni (as Vijay and Parita)
Sonali Shah (as Priya)
Sanjay Dattani (multi-rolling as lots)
Adam Horvath (multi-rolling as lots)

Mara Ba (My Mother in Gujarati) is a multilingual, semi-biographical play, written in English, Gujarati and Swahili. Jump through time and across continents with Rupa, a young Gujarati woman, as she seeks her ‘happily ever after’ from 1960s Kenya to contemporary England. 

A night of creative storytelling, music, and cross-cultural conversations which shed light on unique, untold and funny stories from those who push the boundaries of immigration, disability and gender-roles.