Rhia follows the journey of a British-Indian girl living on the Jurassic Coast who comes across a dusty old box whilst preparing for her last Diwali in her childhood home. She makes exciting discoveries about her Grandma, who lived a rich, colourful life as an Earth Scientist and storyteller of ancient Indian tales! Rhia & her friends set off on a thrilling adventure to find something that's been missing for a very long time. Exploring both ancestry and modern lives, climate change and complex rural worlds, Rhia celebrates cultures, family and the places we call home. A hilarious, heartwarming, epic adventure story for all ages, featuring vibrant original music, and Quirk’s trademark sense of the ridiculous!
Quirk shows are often a child’s first experience of theatre, and we take this responsibility seriously, which is why we have paused to reflect on our practices this year, and we are committed to celebrating and meaningfully presenting a story with a British-Indian family at its heart. We are delighted to be working with a new team of South Asian creatives for Rhia, and we hope to warmly welcome South Asian and Global majority audiences to make theatre an experience for everyone. We will continue Relaxed and BSL performances this Christmas too.
We are thrilled to announce that we have been successful in our bid for Arts Council Funding for Rhia, meaning we will be creating a fantastic Christmas Show and schools workshop series alongside a whole host of job opportunties for South West Creatives! Check out our work with us page for our latest callouts!