Indian Ink Theatre Company

22/23 Performance Season


Step into the back room of Mrs Krishnan’s convenience store where garlands decorate the ceiling, music flows and Mrs Krishnan is throwing a party like no other.  Food simmers on the stove, laughter abounds and strangers become friends in this joyous celebration of life.

Watch the actors juggle cooking, music and guests in an unfolding drama where no two nights are the same at a show that has the critics raving and audiences leaping to their feet.

PARADISE (or the impermanence of ice cream)
Kutisar, your unlikely spiritual guide from The Elephant Wrestler, returns to guide you to Paradise. Jacob Rajan’s masterful storytelling is center stage as he weaves 1980s Mumbai nightclubs, raging infernos and ice- cream into the mystery of India’s vanishing vultures. Laugh out loud funny and profoundly moving, the latest play from Indian Ink is packed full of delicious treats like exquisite puppetry, thrilling music and magical staging. Based on a true story..

The contradictions of modern India with its iPhones and ancient gods come alive in this outrageously funny and heart breakingly beautiful production. A poor chai-wallah has his life changed forever when a young girl is abandoned at a busy railway station and brings the place to a standstill with the beauty of her singing. Our Guru (Jacob Rajan) is a buck-toothed chameleon, channeling 17 characters and leaping to multiple locations, delivering a serpentine romantic thriller while dispensing dubious spiritual wisdom. He is by turns charming, loathsome and absurdly profound. Laughter, heartbreak and enlightenment abound–not to mention the killer live soundtrack provided by his mute side-kick, Dave. Scooping Best Play,Best Actor and Best Composer, The Guru of Chai has gone on to sell out tours around the world.