Our first Theatre Production

In our Theatre Tour supported by the Arts Council, we’ll be retelling the two epic stories of Navratri and Ramayan

This will be strengthened by the use of new technology presented in a fresh and innovative structure. Initially, our tour will focus primarily on unconventional and community venues, such as the Gujarat Hindu Society, in Preston, Lancashire. Read below to find out more about our Thunderstruck Theatre Production which will be touring in September and October 2018 …

Thunderstruck Theatre Production
The show, called ‘Thunderstruck’, will have a feel of an event lasting two hours including an interval. The artistic pallet we have settled on consists of a number of forms. These include: Poetic Text, Dance, Acting, Visual arts, Live Music plus Dynamic Sound and Lighting design.

Thunderstruck will be staged in the round, which will provide a more exciting and higher quality audience experience. This will allow us to create a captivating & immersive piece of theatre, by surrounding the audience with the action.

In order to enhance this further, the focal point of digital animation will be projected onto a transparent materiel. This will be in the shape of a cube, in the centre of the space.

Thunderstruck Theatre Production will be showcased in Ashton, Bolton, Bury and Preston.


Video Mapping
New technology will be achieved by integrating projected elements on to a four sided gauze structure, which live performers can move within and around.
This works perfectly for the Show allowing for an integration of shadow and silhouette into the work. Additionally, it allows for dual imagery across gauzes from multiple projection points.

We will integrate the projected elements of narrative directly with the performers and soundtrack. Resulting in a truly interweaved and dramatic event.
We will combine all this with a visual language drawn from the incredible sari materials, bright and vivid, transformed into animated motifs and patterns that weave and play across the surfaces. Gently morphing and transforming as the story unfolds.

For the dance choreography a number of elements will be involved. Levels, movement and transitions, inspired by all five Indian dance forms, with the additional use of scarves will reflect the different scenes, sounds and music. As well as being eye catching for the audience too, of course! All these elements will ensure a mesmerising experience for those watching.

For tickets and further information please email our Producer, Rushi –

Anonymous Review
Have a read of this review from an anonymous theatre blogger – Thunderstruck

Tameside Reporter
Read Tameside Reporters News article  – Thunderstruck

Congratulations on a successful tour of Thunderstruck, with so many sell out shows! At the Octagon we were very pleased to support the show to happen in Bolton. It was great to be able to offer our audiences something different to our regular programme along with reaching out to new audiences. The feedback on the show was fantastic.” – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Creative Team
Rushi Munshi

Rushi Munshi


Producer, Rushi Munshi has a background in Bollywood films as an Assistant Director.

Additionally, Rushi, has experience as a Writer and Director of both TV and Theatre productions in Mumbai, India.

Nick Clarke

Nick Clarke

Artistic Director

Local, National and International Artistic Director, Nick Clarke trained at Drama Centre, London.

Nick then started producing and directing site specific theatre in Manchester in the early 1990s.

Rushi Munshi

Rushi Munshi


Ria is a young female who has already made a mark and raised the bar in the entertainment industry.

A choreographer who is additionally a Dancer, Model, Actress, Presenter and Business woman.

Louise Wallwein

Louise Wallwein


Writer, Louise Wallwein is an award winning Poet/Playwright/Film maker from Manchester UK.

She is very proud to return to Manchester following her residency at the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture.

Kevin Carroll

Kevin Carroll


Composer, Kevin Carroll worked initially as a musician then Kevin gravitated towards engineering and production in the Manchester music scene.

Much was learned assisting Chris Nagle at the legendary Strawberry studios.

Molly Hawkins

Molly Hawkins


Molly Hawkins is a UK based visual artist, specialising in theatre design, puppetry and murals.

Her work features world wide, across India, Europe & Mexico.

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