Guru of Chai

Acclaimed as a work of genius. The contradictions of modern India, with its iPhones and ancient gods, come alive in this much-loved play from one of New Zealand’s finest performers.

$25 - $65 (plus service fees)
80 minutes, no interval
12 - 23 Jun 2024
Wed 12 Jun, 7pm - 8:20pm
Thu 13 Jun, 7pm - 8:20pm
Fri 14 Jun, 7pm - 8:20pm
Sat 15 Jun, 7pm - 8:20pm
Sun 16 Jun, 4pm - 5:20pm
Wed 19 Jun, 7pm - 8:20pm
Thu 20 Jun, 7pm - 8:20pm
Fri 21 Jun, 7pm - 8:20pm
Sat 22 Jun, 7pm - 8:20pm
Sun 23 Jun, 4pm - 5:20pm

A poor chai-wallah (tea-seller) 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. 

Jacob Rajan stars as a buck-toothed Guru, dispensing dubious spiritual wisdom while channelling 17 perfectly realised characters in this gripping romantic thriller. 

Outrageously funny and heartbreakingly beautiful, with a killer live sound track, this is not to be missed. 



“Nothing short of genius” - Time Out Singapore

“Sheer brilliance… a joy to behold” NZ Listener



Presented by:
Indian Ink Theatre Company

Supported by:
Creative New Zealand

Creative Team:
Co-writer & Performer - Jacob Rajan
Co-writer & Director - Justin Lewis
Musician - Adam Ogle
Production & Tour Manager / LX & SX Operator - Sam Mence
Dramaturge - Murray Edmond
Set & Costumer Designer - John Verryt          
Composer - David Ward

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