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Behind The Beautiful Forevers @ Olivier Theatre

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Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
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Poignant Stories From People in the Slums


Written by the American investigative journalist , Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity is a novel published in 2012. Winner of the National Book Award, it describes life in Annawadi, a slum behind Mumbai airport. It follows the interconnected lives of the people living there, including a family trying to recycle enough rubbish in order to afford a proper house, a boy stunted from lack of food, a woman who wants to steal government anti-poverty funds to climb the social ladder, and a girl who plans to become the first slum university graduate.

These stories are based on Boo's three-year stay in Annawadi, and have now been turned into a play by David Hare. Behind The Beautiful Forevers will be performed at the Olivier Theatre from the 10th November - 13th April with tickets between 15 - 35. There will be additional events such as a director/actor talk on the 21st November, documentary on the 25th November, and an in depth discussion with David Hare on the 27th November.


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Why? Fun at the theatre
When: 10th Nov - 13th April 2015
Phone: 020 7452 3000
Where: Olivier Theatre
Cost: 15 - 35
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