Writers Jacob Rajan & Justin Lewis
Director Justin Lewis
Set & Costume Design Concept John Verryt
Lighting Designer Cathy Knowsley
Composer & Sound Designer David Ward
Dramaturg Murray Edmond
Musician Adam Ogle

Jacob Rajan

16 May – 4 June 2016
Downstairs Theatre

Nothing short of genius
Time Out Singapore

Our Guru (Jacob Rajan) is a buck-toothed chameleon, channeling 17 characters and leaping to multiple locations, delivering a serpentine romantic thriller while dispensing dubious spiritual wisdom. He is by turns charming, loathsome and absurdly profound. Laughter, heartbreak and enlightenment abound.

Loosely based on the Indian fairytale Punchkin, Guru of Chai tells the story of a tea-seller whose life is changed forever when an abandoned girl stops a busy train station with the beauty of her singing.

Indian Ink Theatre Company is one of New Zealand’s most successful theatre companies. It is a partnership between Rajan and Justin Lewis who have been collaborating since 1997. They blend western theatrical traditions with eastern flavours and have been critically acclaimed for their use of live music, heightened theatricality, humour, pathos and great storytelling, which we can’t wait to experience in the intimate surrounds of Belvoir’s Downstairs theatre.

Notes for editors

Preview 16 May
Opening 17 May
Times Tues & Wed 7pm, Thursday & Friday 8.15pm, Sat 2.15pm & 8.15pm, Sun 5.15pm
Tickets* Full from $48, Seniors/Industry/Group $42, Concession $38, Previews $30,
30 Down $32, Student Saver $25
*Belvoir’s ticket prices can be dynamically adjusted either up or down without notice. This can apply to a small number of tickets in response to demand for a specific performance date or time.
Downstairs Theatre
Belvoir St Theatre
25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills
Box Office
02 9699 3444

Image Gallery

Hero image by Robert Cattodownload

Production images from 2010 performance by Robert Cattodownload

Production images by Brett Boardman – download

Contact Details

For media information and interviews contact Elly Baxter
[email protected] | 02 8396 6242 | 0407 163 921