The new musical is set to begin performances at the Hackney Empire this October.

Following two workshop performances and a concept album, it has been confirmed that Vanara will receive its world premiere at the Hackney Empire before embarking on a UK tour in 2022.

Featuring a score by Gianluca Cucchiara and lyrics by Andrew James Whelan, the musical will be co-directed by Adam Lenson and
Eleesha Drennan, who will also take on the roles of Dramaturg and Choreographer, respectively.

As disaster threatens to destroy the world they know, two tribes are locked in an age-old battle.One young woman must make a choice: protect the traditions of her people or challenge everything she has been taught. With total devastation bearing down on them, will the two tribes reunite before it’s too late?

With casting yet to be announced, Vanara blends theatre, contemporary dance, and technical innovation to convey a message of hope and call for unity.

Talking about the news, Producer Giovanna Romagnoli said: “I am delighted to reunite our creative team and we are extremely excited to bring the world premiere of Vanara to London’s Hackney Empire this
Autumn. We look forward to welcoming audiences to discover the thrilling world we have created. A new musical legend is waiting for you!”

Vanara will begin performances at the Hackney Empire on the 22nd October.