The world-premiere of the highly anticipated new musical Vanara. At Hackney Empire for a strictly limited season.
On another earth, in another time, where nature is revered and life is full of dangers, two tribes are locked in an age-old battle. One has the secret of fire, the other wants it. One young woman must decide: protect the life she knows or burn it down.
Vanara reunites the acclaimed international creative team, with a soaring original score by Gianluca Cucchiara, lyrics by Andrew James Whelan, and book by Michael Conley. Produced by Giovanna Romagnoli, the team also includes Eleesha Drennan (Director and Choreographer) and Adam Lenson (Director and Dramaturg).
With a prevailing message of hope and call for unity, Vanara resonates with the chaos of today’s society and an earth ravaged by natural disasters. This musical phenomenon has gained cult status among fans throughout its development process. Blending theatre, contemporary dance, and technical innovation, Vanara crafts a new language for musical theatre. It is an excitingly modern musical like nothing before.