Fringe hit Charandas Chor coming to Trinity Arts

From the Edinburgh Fringe to the heart of Gainsborough, the unique experience that is Charandas Chor: The Honest Thief comes to Trnity Arts Centre this week.

Monday, 26th September 2016, 5:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:58 pm
Edinburgh hit Charandas Chor is coming to Gainsborough this week

Never eat from a golden plate, never sit on a throne and never tell a lie, Charandas Chor is an award-winning light-hearted comedy based on a traditional Indian folk tale.

The show is the story of an honest thief.

In return for a safe haven from the police, Charandas makes a set of bizarre promises to a holy man.

He agrees eagerly, unaware that a string of unlikely events will come to pass, testing his integrity and endangering his life.

Charandas exposes corruption and hypocrisy in the political and social elite, proving that despite being a thief, he is a more honourable man than those around him.

This is a joyful, engaging and energetic play with a universal appeal.

Striking a balance between cultures, this production draws influences from Indian costume and theatrical style, whilst integrating traditional folk music from Lincolnshire, with a cast of European performers.

It is a truly multicultural experience.

Written by Habib Tanvir and co-directed by Arya Madhaven, Charandas Chor was a big hit at the Edinburgh Fringe, earning itself the Fringe First award.

It comes to Trinity Arts Centre as part of the Lincolnshire Diversity in the Arts: Research and Development project by University of Lincoln, and supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

The show is at Trinity Arts Centre tomorrow night (Friday) at 7.30pm.

Tickets priced £12 and £10 are available now from the box office on 01427 676655 or online at