Finding Marina (4 stars)

  • 7 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

On a twilit tour around the Botanics and through Sri Lankan history, this young energetic group of Sri Lankans use song, traditional dance and not so traditional Bollywood style dance to tell the tale of Marina, child of the sea. It focuses on what’s behind the idyllic façade of beaches and palm trees. Instead it looks at the effects of war in a touching and powerful way that ultimately celebrates the resilience of the human spirit. A slightly rocky first performance of a very promising run, set in the lush surroundings of the Botanics with the twinkling lights of the castle as a backdrop. Wrap up warmly, wear comfy shoes and take a hanky, just in case. (Greer Ogston)

Royal Botanic Garden, 552 7171, until 28 Aug, 8.30pm, £6-£12 (£5-£10).

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