Ramadan Kareem at RHS Garden Bridgewater

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Ramadan Kareem at RHS Garden Bridgewater

Ramadan Kareem at RHS Garden Bridgewater, Manchester 27 March 2022 Entrance is free — Visit now

Head to the beautiful surroundings of RHS Garden Bridgewater and get ready to make some noise. Experience a fun and interactive Ramadan storytelling show inspired by Hiba Masood’s charming children’s book, Drummer Girl.

Drummer Girl tells the story of one little girl’s desire to help her community during the blessed month of Ramadan.

An inspiring story of determination and self-belief, Drummer Girl tells the story of one little girl’s desire to help her community during the blessed month of Ramadan.

Devised and performed by Hina Qureshi, Ramadan Kareem will transport audiences to Karachi in Southern Pakistan. Set during the sacred period of Ramadan, each day every family is awoken by the dhol wala, as he beats his drum to call the neighbourhood to an early morning meal before a long day of fasting.

Now, Najma wants nothing more than to beat her own drum and be a dhol wala herself, but no girl has ever taken on the role before. This is a joyous story of sincerity, fearlessness and tenacity – will Najma have what it takes to become the drummer girl of her dreams?

A common greeting during the holy month of Ramadan, Ramadan Kareem translates as ‘Ramadan the generous (month)’ in English.

Little music-makers can enjoy producing sound, getting creative and moving to the beat of their own drum.

Running at just 60 minutes long, be sure to bring your own drum or something similar – a box or a pan and spoon – basically anything that will make a lot of noise. Little music-makers can enjoy producing sound, getting creative and moving to the beat of their own drum. Audiences are also encouraged to bring some dates for tasting too – a traditional food eaten during the month of Ramadan.

There’s plenty for nature lovers to explore before or after the show too…a brilliant day of outdoorsy fun.

Suitable for children aged three and over, and their families, we love that Ramadan Kareem welcomes younger audience members to join in with the performance. There are two showings of the performance taking place at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm in the Welcome Building, and admission for this event is free.

Set in the stunning surroundings of RHS Garden Bridgewater, there’s plenty for nature lovers to explore before or after the show too (RHS members and children under 5 go free, and normal garden admission applies for other visitors). Offering heaps of hands-on fun and lots of areas for adventuring, visitors – young and old – can enjoy a brilliant day of outdoorsy fun.

Ramadan Kareem at RHS Garden Bridgewater, Manchester 27 March 2022 Entrance is free Visit now

Performances

Date
Time
Session Features
27 March 2022
1:00pm — 2:00pm

Accessibility Features

Parent and Baby, Relaxed

27 March 2022
3:00pm — 4:00pm

Accessibility Features

Parent and Baby, Relaxed

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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