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  • Night Light feature in Ox Magazine

    Find out more about our new production Night Light in this feature in Ox Magazine. Getting excited about the première – only two weeks to go.

  • Mandala is part of Oxford Shakespeare Festival

    Our show Night Light explores displacement in belonging, themes which resonate with Shakespeare’s Pericles. As part of Oxford’s very own Shakespeare celebrations, Mandala is holding an Open Rehearsal at Kennington Library and Village Hall, Oxford, on 13 September 2016 from 12 noon to 7pm. Do […]

  • Off to Sweden to resist oppression!

    Mandala artistic director Yasmin Sidhwa, together with creative producer Euton Daley, has been asked to work on theatricalising new work from international poets Adnan al-Sayeghi and Jenny Lewis for the Poesi-O-Rama Festival in Malmo, Sweden. Invited by Hassan Hadi, Director of the Modern Art Theatre […]

  • Connecting across cultures through the arts

    10 young people, 1 leader, 10 days, 2 performances, 6 debates, 10 workshops, 3 funders, 9 months’ planning – in July 2016, Yasmin took Mandala’s new play Night Light , with a group of young actors, to Rencontre International Youth Theatre Festival in Grenoble. This […]

  • WW1 storytelling project at Oxford’s Story Museum

    Yasmin took time out from Night Light to immerse herself in World War One this summer. Commissioned by The Story Museum, Oxford, Incredible Journeys was a children’s show featuring stranger than fiction animal tales of endurance, friendship and battlefield heroism inspired by real events. The six […]

  • Mandala contributes to Ox Uni research seminar

    Mandala has been invited to speak at a seminar organised by TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in Humanities) about how it has been working during the past year with research from the Department of Social Policy, as well as with young people seeking asylum. This […]

  • Mandala heads to Europe this summer

    Mandala Theatre Company has been invited to speak at a European Seminar in France on the educational value of Cultural Theatre Exchanges for young people on May 7. And in July 2016, we shall also be premiering internationally our performance of Night Light by Nadia […]

  • New website live and kicking

    Welcome to our new website – we’re very proud of it. Do take a minute to have a browse. Let us know what you like, what you’d like to know more about, or if you’d like to support us and get involved. A very large […]

  • Enthusiastic response for Night Light’s first public appearance

    Night Light, our first production, is shaping up. Our first rehearsed readings, to an invited audience at Oxford’s North Wall Theatre Oxford and at Old Rep Theatre Birmingham, attracted an enthusiastic response. Here are just a few of the comments we received: Tremendous script, beautifully […]

  • Profile: Yasmin Sidhwa talks about setting up Mandala

    “We’ll be bringing stories into the mainstream that people aren’t usually exposed to, taking these stories out to schools, running workshops, starting a dialogue. This work is going to be entertaining. We will be telling amazing stories. “And we are going to work towards being […]