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This poignant coming-of-age tale follows Meena, a young girl growing up in the only Punjabi family in a 1970s Black Country mining village. Meena spends her days happily getting into scrapes with the other local children until one day the impossibly cool Anita enters her life.


Suddenly Meena knows exactly who she wants to be but is Anita all that she seems? Soon Meena’s world is turned upside down as she is caught between two very different cultures.


Anita And Me paints a comic, poignant, compassionate and colourful portrait of village life in the era of flares, power cuts, glam rock, decimalisation and Ted Heath.


Meera Syal said, “I’m delighted that Anita and Me is touring the UK.   It is amazing to think of so many people engaging in this story – particularly young people, who like me as a child, may be wondering how they fit in!”

★★★★Hilarious” —The Independent

★★★★ Very funny — Birmingham Mail

“Entertaining— The Times

Uplifting, humorous and poignant, Anita And Me is a beautifully staged production” —

This show has a sizeable heart— The Stage

“Impressive” British Theatre Guide

Tues 14 – Sat 18 February 2017

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Tues 28 February – Sat 4 March 2017

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Tues 7 – Saturday 11 March 2017

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Tues 14 – Sat 18 March 2017

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Tues 21 – Sat 25 March 2017

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Tues 28 March – Sat 1 April 2017

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Our learning resources are available to view and download for free by teachers wanting to support students’ engagement – as well as to everyone else who is interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the play and production.


If you want to know more about the workshops and events we offer or for school bookings, contact your nearest theatre.

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