The Dying Song

An English play with traditional Hindustani songs integrating music and musicians into a theatre space.

A brilliant theatre music experience presenting BAITHAK THUMRI. Conjuring up the mood and mystery of the lost world of the old Indian havelis and palaces in with the TAWA'IF or courtesans performed.

In a crumbling haveli in small town India lives a mysterious Thumri singer: Who is Suraiya? What is the secret behind the door of the old house? The unique BIRESHWAR GAUTAM as the androgynous Suraiya gives a masterly performance singing Thumri and performing Abhinaya.

Performed at: The Sage Gateshead, Newscastle; Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, London; Pavilion Theatre, Brighton Dome, Brighton; The Lowry, Manchester.