Nikita Mehta: Behind The Beautiful Forevers Press Night

Date - 18 November, 2014, All News Press Nights Theatre

Nikita Mehta plays Noori in the National Theatre’s production of Behind The Beautiful Forevers directed by Rufus Norris, which opens to the press this evening!

India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own.

Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.

But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.

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