Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

In India’s biggest slum, beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport, lives Zehrunisa and her 16-year old son Abdul whose gift for trash sorting is the source of his family’s income and ambitions to fund a new life. Their dreams are big, but fragile and just one accusation could shatter the whole neighbourhood.

Meera Syal and Thusitha Jayasundera play paralleled neighbours in this drama based on the book by Katherine Boo.

Filmed by National Theatre Live.
A production from National Theatre.
Produced in association with Scott Rudin

Available at least until 7 February 2022.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

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