Following a sold-out premiere at the Southbank Centre’s Alechemy Festival last year, theatre company Rasa’s is setting its sights on its hometown this month with Looking For Kool, a limited-run pop-up production. The play tells the touching tale of Mrs U who, having survived the Sri Lankan civil war, sets up a makeshift family album/secret ritual called The Coconut Grove, as her homeland is taken over by new and foreign developments. Written and performed by Rani Moorphy (pictured), Mrs U sets herself up to survive on just her wits, memories and kool – the comfort stew binding her community. With a limit of only 40 people per event, the play provides an intimate and unmissable experience, taking the audience on a physical walk through the unconventional venue, as the action unwinds through her intimate tales of family and war.

Tue 5 Mar – Sun 24 Mar, Piccadilly Place (meet at Starbucks), M1 3BN, Tue – Fri 7pm, Sat & Sun 3pm & 7pm, £12,

Tue 5 Mar - Sun 24 Mar
Hannah Phillips
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Mon 4 Mar 2013