Anita and Me comes to the Alhambra

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Meera Syal’s much-loved novel bursts on to the stage for the very first time.

Anita and Me @ the Alhambra Theatre

21 to 25 March 2017

Schools £7.50 best available seats plus one supervisor free with every ten students (Tue/Thu 7.30pm & Wed 2pm).


This poignant coming-of-age tale follows Meena, a young girl growing up in the only Punjabi family in a 1970s Black Country mining village. Meena spends her days happily getting into scrapes with the other local children until one day the impossibly cool Anita enters her life. Suddenly Meena knows exactly who she wants to be but is Anita all that she seems? Soon Meena’s world is turned upside down as she is caught between two very different cultures.

Anita And Me paints a comic, poignant, compassionate and colourful portrait of village life in the era of flares, power cuts, glam rock, decimalisation and Ted Heath. It has been adapted for the stage by the multi-award-winning Tanika Gupta.

“I am so thrilled that Anita And Me is being developed and premiered at The REP”Meera Syal

Recommended age 12+


Published: 14/02/2017
Audience: Secondary
Contact: Bradford Theatres

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