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Roysten Abel

The Manganiyar Classroom

School of Rock, Indian folk style.

A Can & Abel Theatres Production, Co-production Bhoomija Trust


Regal Theatre

Tickets $25–$65

  • Family
  • Contemporary Music
  • Theatre
  • Post Show Discussions

Awards & Reviews

‘This one will stay with us for a long time … yet another genius production.’

‘The Manganiyar kids stun you with their talent.’


School of Rock, Indian folk style.

From the creator of the international sensation The Manganiyar Seduction (2011 PIAF) comes another exuberant and uplifting music-theatre experience to shine a spotlight on the Manganiyar musical tradition. This time the younger members of this tribal community are the stars of the high energy show.

With sublime voices matched by their onstage attitude, the children of The Manganiyar Classroom rebel against their teacher, spontaneously creating beautiful music before your eyes. The result is a joyous theatrical experience that will captivate and delight. 

Read more about this group of children from India's Rajasthan Thar Desert region.

Listen to the ABC RN Books and Arts interview with Roysten Abel and a special on-air performance.


60mins no interval 

Sung in Hindi. 


Post Show Discussion
Sat 4 Mar, 8pm

Read the Hindi translation of this page


Presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia

Dates, Times & Access

Regal Theatre

Wheelchair access