Tales of Birbal
Creative Concept by Trina Haldar | Written by: Sayan Kent | Director: Trina Haldar | Designer: Sue Pyecroft |
Musical Director: Arun Ghosh Performers: Rina Fatania & Sukh Kaur Ojla (2015 Tour)
Trina Haldar began her career via the First Stage ACE programme and now works as a freelance educator and director across the East Midlands and nationally. Trina has directed work at Nottingham Playhouse; Curve Theatre; Tara Arts; Soho Theatre and built networks at international levels. Trina is a participant of the National Theatre Step Change programme.
Sayan Kent began her career as an actor and for several years worked extensively in regional and touring theatre and TV. During that time she also began writing music and plays. She was commissioned by Black Country Touring/Arts Alive/Kali Theatre to write a new play for 2014 - My Big Fat Cowpat Wedding; Kali Theatre on their Twelve project and is developing a new musical for the Liverpool Royal Court, called Maggie May.
Sue Pyecroft a designer, puppet maker and director with many years of experience regionally and nationally, working with adults and children. Former co-artistic director of Bamboozle Theatre, founder of Dark Horse Puppetry. Puppet designer for the Butterfly Lion, now a no 1 tour produced by Bill Kenwright. Puppet designer on His Dark Materials community show at Curve.
Arun Ghosh was conceived in Calcutta, bred in Bolton, matured in Manchester and living in London. Composer for the Manchester Library Theatre's production of Arabian Nights at the Lowry and Trestle Theatre’s The Snow Queen. Won Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year at 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.