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  • Theatre can help young people work through difficult issues

    Plays like Castaways and Mandala’s earlier play Night Light can help young people confront issues that relate to them – that was the view of panellists at Cornerstone Theatre, Didcot, where Castaways played on Thurs September 20. The post-show audience discussed ideas of disconnectedness, tribalism […]

  • SPECTACULAR FIRE SHOW TO CELEBRATE OXFORD-GRENOBLE 30-YEAR TWINNING

    A spectacular free outdoor fire show created by Mandala Young Company will celebrate 30 years of the Oxford-Grenoble twinning partnership. The inaugural performances will take place in Oxford at Florence Park on Wednesday 24th April at both 7.30pm and 8.30pm. Two further performances happen the […]

  • FUNDS NEEDED TO PERFORM AT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

    Young actors from Oxford are waiting to hear if they will be awarded last-minute funding to allow them to perform a new play in twin city Grenoble, France in July. ‘Lucifer and Miss Primrose’ was performed open-air in both Florence Park and Gloucester Green last […]

  • LOTTERY GRANT KICK-STARTS ‘PIPELINE’ PROJECT

    Mandala Theatre Company is starting research and development for a new performance thanks to being awarded almost £10,000 by the National Lottery Community Fund. The leading diverse touring theatre company won support from the National Lottery to write a challenging new play about the danger […]

  • Castaways autumn tour starts at Asthall Manor

    Mandala’s autumn tour of Castaways debuts with a special showing at Asthall Manor, near Witney, Oxford. Castaways – a contemporary play about friendship, loyalty and tribal tensions in an inner city – and Asthall, ancestral home to the famous Mitford family, might seem a strange […]

  • Castaways starts UK tour

    Mandala’s newly-commissioned play Castaways launched its UK tour this week, premiering in Bedford and visiting eight venues across the country this spring before taking the show to Heidelberg and beginning a further tour in the autumn. The play is written by award-winning playwright Atiha Sen […]

  • Cast announced for Mandala new production Castaways

    Mandala’s new production Castaways starts its UK tour on May 1. Written by Atiha Sen Gupta and directed by Yasmin Sidhwa, the play stars Yasmin Ahsanullah, Jonathan Clarke-Hesson and Andy Greaves. More info.

  • ACE funding awarded to Mandala

    Arts Council England has awarded Mandala Theatre Company one of its Grants for the Arts, giving us the green light to take our new show, Castaways, on tour to more than 15 venues in 2018. Artistic director Yasmin Sidhwa said: “We know that competition for […]

  • Rehearsed readings of new play

    Castaways, Mandala’s second play has seen rehearsed readings in London, Oxford, Luton, and Stockton-on-Tees. Written by Atiha Sen Gupta, the play has been provoking post-show debate amongst invited audiences of young people.

  • Actors’ call out

    We are looking to meet professional, young actors whose playing age can be 17 – 21 years old, with a passion for new writing. We will be auditioning actors in 3s, a timetable for which will be sent out nearer the time. More information. Auditions […]