Behind The Beautiful Forevers will be out in cinemas on 12 March and viewers have the opportunity to win two tickets to watch the film at a cinema of their choice.
India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.
But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.
Meera Syal returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).
Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, and David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.
To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question:
Which star of The Kumars is in Behind the Beautiful Forevers?
a) Meera Syal
b) Indira Joshi
c) Vincent Ebrahim
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers runs at the National Theatre until 25 May. For more information and to book tickets visit nationaltheatre.org.uk <http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk> or call 020 7452 3000.
Watch the trailer <http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/47823-behind-the-beautiful-forevers>