Natural World – Photograph

Series nameProduction: Natural World

This photograph is from ‘Natural World’, Kali Theatre Company’s second major production. In this scene, the character Beppe is thinking about his deceased wife, Radhika, who is present in his dreams and memories. The actors from left to right are Ravin Ganatra as Beppe and Nathalie Armin as Radhika.

Date of Creation / Publication1997
CreatorKali Theatre Company
Associated Person/ OrganisationWolf, Rita; Armin, Nathalie
Collection and Reference NumberKali Theatre Company (GB 2661 KT)
Catalogue NumberKT/PRO/NW/3
Access to originalsThe originals are located at Kali Theatre Company.
Series notesKali Theatre Company’s second production, Natural World, tells the story of Benita, a teenager who loses her Bengali mother at an early age to cancer and her father, an Italian jazz musician, who forsakes playing due to an injury. Written by Joyoti Grech, the play discusses the themes of love and loss as Benita begins to explore her own sexuality with friend and classmate Laura Lee, while her father is forced to cope with his own loss and the changes that are confronting his family.

The cast of Natural World include: Nathalie Armin as Laura Lee and Radhika, Ravin Ganatra as Beppe and Martin and Nina Wadia as Benita and Angie. The production team includes the following: Director, Anne Edyvean, Set Designer, Carla Eve Amie, and Lighting Director, Crin Claxton.

Natural World toured in 1997 to the following venues: Oval House and the Tara Arts Studio in London and nationwide, at the Theatre In The Mill, Bradford, The Gantry in Southampton, Haymarket Studio in Leicester, The Drum in Birmingham, Redgrave Theatre in Bristol and the Hawth Theatre in Crawley.
Collection notesThe Kali Theatre Company collection consists of digitised material which fall into two categories: items which relate to Kali Theatre’s productions, such as programmes, flyers and photographs and material which provides information about workshops and outreach programmes.