French genius playwright, Molière’s classic comedy “The Miser” is transported from 17th century France to modern day India in Tara Arts’ new stage adaptation “Kanjoos” (Hindi for ‘miser) – “The Miser”.
The production is by the UK’s foremost South Asian theatre company, the critically acclaimed Tara Arts and TV funny-man Hardeep Singh Kohli (Celebrity Masterchef, The Wright Stuff and The Nearly Naked Chef).
In the money-mad maelstrom of modern India lurks Harjinder makhi-choos (‘flea-sucking miser’). He is a man obsessed with hoarding his wealth by adhering strictly to his interpretation of the principles of Gandhi – minimum dress and food, the principles of relentless self-sacrifice and raw frugality.
Harjinder hates spending money with a passion, whether it be on his household or his children who themselves are desperate for marriage and obsessed with the Bollywood life-style of Mumbai.
This classic farce is a comedy for our times. When the age of austerity is pitched firmly up against the ever-increasing desire to consume, sparks will fly.
Comedy, love, lust, greed, dance and magical Bollywood music are the ingredients that make this a must-see theatrical joy. Audiences are invited to sit under the Indian sun in a village just outside the great city of Mumbai whilst watching the drama unfold on stage.
Kanjoos – “The Miser” features some of the best in British South Asian acting talent including Antony Bunsee (Hollyoaks, My Family and Eastenders) who plays the flea-sucking miser, Harjinder. The production also features the beautiful vocals of Sohini Alam who with a band of live musicians perform classic and modern Bollywood songs.
Kanjoos – “The Miser” is not-to-be missed theatre for everyone but will particularly interest audiences who love comedy, witty adaptations of classic texts, Bollywood music and film.
Cast: Antony Bunsee, Krupa Pattani, Deven Modha, Caroline Kilpatrick, Sam Kordbacheh, Mehrish Yasin, Danyal Dhondy, Sohini Alam and Hassan Mohyeddin.
2013 TOUR DETAILS
Mon 18 to Sat 23 February
THEATRE ROYAL WINDSOR
Thames Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1PS
Box Office 01753 853 888
Tues 26 February to Sat 2 March
Tay Square, Dundee, DD1 1PB, Scotland
Box Office 01382 223530
Wed 6 to Sat 9 March
Theatre Square, London, E15 1BX
Box Office 0844 357 2625
Tues 12 March
Embankment Road, Peterborough, PE1 1EF
Box Office 01733 207239
Thurs 14 to Fri 15 March
The Friars, Canterbury, CT1 2AS
Box Office 01227 787 787
Wed 20 to Sat 23 March
Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1QR
Box Office 01284 769505