Curry Kings of Parramatta
The Curry Kings of Parramatta is a work about the South-Asian migration to Australia and subsequent establishment of a network of Indian restaurants with a concentration of these businesses in Western Sydney. This work is an adaptation of Balti Kings by SudhaBhuchar and Shaheen Khan, a work set in Birmingham exploring the Punjabi Muslim immigration to the UK. Nautanki Theatre Company will take this insightful and humorous text and transliterate it to an Australian context through a process of research and workshop development with the creative team. Australian theatre practitioner Kristine Landon-Smith who spent many years in the UK will direct the creative team. The work will be realised by the community of artists of South-Asian diasporic heritage that NautankiTheatre Company have been developing. The project will draw the growing audience that Nautanki Company is consistently attracting through their culturally specific work.