Mangoes on the Beach

Mangoes on the Beach begins in 1937 in a small village in the Punjab. The British are still ruling the sub continent, and ten year old boy dreams of a better life than the one he has.

Storyteller Peter Chand has taken the story of his parent's journey to Britain in the 1950's and woven it with four traditional Indian tales. The result is a totally unique piece of work that explores themes such as the caste system, separation, misunderstandings, and the infinite ties that bind a family.

Exploring events that are rarely spoken about outside of the community, Mangoes on the Beach is at times harrowing, optimistic, funny, but always told with warmth and great energy. (Originally commissioned by Festival at the Edge Storytelling Festival Shropshire)

Kim Normanton Producer Loftus Productions for BBC Radio Four

"He's a bridge between two cultures and two generations. With his cheeky smile, rich voice and wry humour, I was spellbound"

Age suitability- adults and over 12 years old Duration- 70 minutes