This ancient Bengali opera tells the story of Rahim, a young boy who is destined to be married to an older girl, Rupban, in order to avoid a fatal curse.

Inspired by the Greek myth of Oedipus, this beautiful Bengali folk ballad explores the conflict between free-will and fatalism, combining traditional Western storytelling with the captivating melodies of Bengali folk music. A performance guaranteed to transport you to a rural village of Bengal, to lie beneath its traditional storytelling spot; a Banyan tree draped in hundreds of lanterns.

The story is adapted and directed by T M Ahmed Kaysher.

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