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The Guru of Chai
Thursday March 15 2018 - Friday March 16 2018
8:00PM - 9:30PM

Standard: $45
Concession/Group 8+: $35
Student/under: $20
Children Under 15: $15

  • Book online (+$1.95 booking fee), in person at the Wyndham Cultural Centre or on 8734 6000
  • Subscription and group discounts available
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“Flawless...Cleverly constructed, full of melodramatic twists and humorous asides” ★★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald

The contradictions of modern India – with its iPhones and ancient gods – come alive in this outrageously funny and heartbreakingly beautiful story.

Amid the chaos of a bustling Bangalore railway station, a poor chai-wallah (tea-seller) has his life changed forever when an abandoned girl brings the place to a standstill with the beauty of song. Our Guru of Chai (Jacob Rajan) is a chameleon, channelling different characters and dispensing spiritual wisdom – sometimes questionable – as he plays out a serpentine tale of impossible love and modern day magic. He is by turns charming, loathsome and absurdly profound.

Let the guru pour you a cup of his finest, and you'll find that you're the one being stirred.

Suitable for the whole family, some mature themes, parental guidance may be required.

  • Writers: Jacob Rajan & Justin Lewis
  • Director: Justin Lewis
  • Dramaturg Murray Edmond
  • Lighting Designer: Cathy Knowsley
  • Composer & Sound Designer: David Ward
  • Set & Costume Design Concept: John Verryt
  • Musician: Adam Ogle