• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • New show is part of Oxford’s Offbeat Festival

    Mandala’s brand new production, Collector of Tears, launches as part of Oxford’s Offbeat Festival in June. Don’t miss the show, on Monday 26 June, before it travels to Grenoble as part of an international festival of youth theatre. More information.

  • Calling Londoners – Mandala is at Tara Arts this week

    Night Light comes to London, where the play will be performed at Tara Arts, Earlsfield from Wednesday Feb 1 to Saturday Feb 4, with a post-show discussion on Thursday Feb 2. After that, it’s up to Derby

  • Night Light January tour starts in Liverpool

    Mandala will be on tour with Night Light in Liverpool, Bradford, London and Derby through January and February. Click here for schedule.