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Paradise or the Impermanence of Icecream

80 mins (no interval)

Performance Times

23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31  October - 7:00pm

Saturday 31 October - 2.00pm

Sunday 1 November - 4:00pm

This show is recommended for ages 11+.

Accessible Seating

To book a seat that is accessible for wheelchairs, please call TAPAC's reception on 845 0295 or email  [email protected] Patrons in wheelchairs are entitled to one free companion ticket. 


Paradise TAPAC

Take a wild ride to paradise with Indian Ink’s brand new play.  Master storyteller Jacob Rajan weaves 1980s Mumbai nightclubs, mad dogs and ice cream into the mystery of India’s vanishing vultures. Prepare for laughter, exquisite puppetry and a dash of Indian disco - this show will blow your mind and melt your heart. Based on an incredible true story.

The skies over Mumbai once teemed with vultures but now they have disappeared.  A country boy arrives in India’s most exciting city and befriends a young woman from the enigmatic Parsi community – a people whose faith is entwined with the vulture.  As the new friends are drawn deeper into the puzzle of the missing birds, the kulfi shop which sits at the heart of their world becomes an unlikely battleground, changing their lives forever.  

Like kulfi (ice cream’s Indian ancestor), this show is richly layered and impossible to resist.

Indian Ink has brought together the award-winning team behind their hits Krishnan’s Dairy and Guru of Chai and is delighted to introduce you to puppet maestro Jon Coddington.

We’re lucky to be in one of the few places in the world where live performance is still possible and we can’t wait to share this premier season with you.

Writers – Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis

Performer – Jacob Rajan

Direction – Justin Lewis

Dramaturgy – Murray Edmond

Set Design – John Verryt

Costume Design – Elizabeth Whiting

Music and Sound Design – David Ward

Puppetry – Jon Coddington

Sponsors Indian Ink TAPAC