New play that explores India's third gender
Every now and then a play comes along that's just a bit different to everything else and right now, that performance is The House Of The In Between that is showing at Theatre Royal Stratford East this month. Set in modern India, 2016, it explores the untold stories of the lives of the Hijra. Hijras have been part of Indian culture and history for over 4000 years and were legally considered to be neither male nor female until in April 2014 when they were acknowledged by India’s Supreme Court as a third gender. The House of In Between follows the lives of a Hijra clan, a family trying to make their way through modern India, while maintaining their culture, traditions, beliefs and values. Written by Sevan K. Greene and directed by Pooja Ghai, TRSE’s Associate Director, the show unveils the secret lives of this community through humour, wit and passion with traditional Indian music and dance, promising for an inspiring and entertaining show.
The House Of The In Between runs from 8 April-30 April 2016.
To book tickets call the Box Office on 020 8534 0310, or visit www.stratfordeast.com.