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Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream

Thursday 19th-Saturday 21st August 2021

“To label this a must-see is an understatement – Paradise is a joyous and heartbreaking event that realises the magic of live theatre and storytelling in a truly unique way.”
(NZ Herald)

Take a wild ride to paradise with Indian Ink’s powerful new play about impermanence - of life, love…. and ice cream!

This glorious production is inspired by Ernest Becker’s Pulitzer prize winning “Denial of Death,” and the vibrant, life–filled chaos of India’s most cosmopolitan city, Mumbai.

Jacob Rajan delivers a dazzling solo performance as he channels seven characters, weaving the afterlife and a dash of Bollywood disco into the real-life mystery of India’s vanishing vultures.

A man trying desperately to avoid death is flung between limbo and his past where a rebellious young woman holds the key that may guide him to paradise.

Infused with serious laughter, exquisite puppetry and inspired sound design this show is guaranteed to blow your mind and melt your heart.

“…one of the most extraordinary performances I have seen"
(NZ Herald)

Family Friendly Alcohol Free


August 19–21




Nelson & suburbs


Theatre Royal
78 Rutherford St, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

A Reserve$55.00 B Reserve$45.00 Senior - A Reserve$50.00 Senior - B Reserve$40.00 Group of 6+ - A Reserve$50.00( per person ) Group of 6+ - B Reserve$40.00( per person ) Family of 4 - A Reserve$130.00( Max. 2 adults, extra child $15 (available only at Box Office) ) Family of 4 - B Reserve$110.00( Max. 2 adults, extra child $15 (available only at Box Office) ) 18-30 yrs$30.00( B Reserve only )

Tickets from Theatre Royal ph. 03 548 3840.


Ph. 021 804 007

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