A world premiere dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's prize-winning classic story of the magic, myth-making and mischief of modern India. MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN is a kaleidoscopic tale, told through the eyes of Saleem Sinai, born at the stroke of midnight, August 14-15, 1947: at the exact moment of India's Independence from Britain. Inventive, contemporary, sweeping and engrossing - a cinematic history, a family saga and a political epic - MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN is a dramatic masterpiece of modern story-telling. Rushdie and director Tim Supple previously collaborated on the National Theatre adaptation of Rushdie's HAROUN AND THE SEA OF STORIES. This is the first time MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN has been staged - specially commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company for its 2003 production.
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Before Salman Rushdie had that problem with a certain religious-political figure with a serious need to chill out, he'd already shown he was an important literary force. Quite simply, Midnight's Children is amazing--fun, beautiful, erudite, both fairy tale and political narrative told through a supernatural narrator who is caught between different worlds. Though it's a big book, with big themes of India's nationhood and of ethnic and personal identity, it's far from a dry history lesson. Rushdie tells the story in his own brand of magical realism, with a prose of lyrical, transcendent goofiness.Review:
'in a shortlist that will produce what the public judge to be the greatest booker prize winner of all time' -- Guardian
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