Vanara: The Legend. The Musical

Friday 22nd –30th OCT 2021

The world-premiere of the highly anticipated new musical Vanara. At Hackney Empire for a strictly limited season.


On another earth, in another time, where nature is revered and life is full of dangers, two tribes are locked in an age-old battle. One has the secret of fire, the other wants it. One young woman must decide: protect the life she knows or burn it down.

Vanara reunites the acclaimed international creative team, with a soaring original score by Gianluca Cucchiara, lyrics by Andrew James Whelan, and book by Michael Conley. Produced by Giovanna Romagnoli, the team also includes Eleesha Drennan (Director and Choreographer) and Adam Lenson (Director and Dramaturg).

With a prevailing message of hope and call for unity, Vanara resonates with the chaos of today’s society and an earth ravaged by natural disasters. This musical phenomenon has gained cult status among fans throughout its development process. Blending theatre, contemporary dance, and technical innovation, Vanara crafts a new language for musical theatre. It is an excitingly modern musical like nothing before


£43.50 – £11 plus booking fees (£1.15 per ticket online, £1.35 per ticket over the phone).

Ages 16–25 offer: there are a limited amount of £11 tickets available for every performance. Please call the box office 020 8985 2424 to book.

Friday 22nd October 7.30pm performance is a preview. All tickets are £20

Age guidance 10+

This show is going on sale at full capacity for autumn 2021 under the proviso that social distancing is no longer a criteria for the health and safety of our audiences, staff and performers. Should social distancing measures still be in place, we will be in contact as soon as we’re able with further information.

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