Panto debut is a hit with Coventry's Indian community

Coventry Telegraph
Rosie Day
26 June 2015

A Gujarati pantomime went down a storm when it was performed in Coventry for the first time.

Around 200 people from the Indian community watched Ramat Gamat at Blue Coat School.

The panto was staged by London based voluntary group, Sansaar, which aims to teach children to speak and understand Gujarati through fun and music.

Donned in colourful costumes, the actors enthralled the audience throughout the show, to the delight of younger audience members.

Dylan Samani, aged 11, said: “The show was such a good experience; I learned lots of words in Gujarati. I would definitely attend the show again.”

Nikhil Samani, aged nine, said: “I really enjoyed the show, the songs were catchy, the performers were brilliant, I had lots of fun.”

Shiv Chauhan, aged 11, said: “The Ramat Gamat show was very good and helped me learn new words in Gujarati. The songs, scene and costumes were dazzling; I couldn’t stop singing the songs.”

Raj Samani, deputy chairman of Sansaar, said: “The show was fabulous, it worked out really well.

“The audience had a fantastic time, as the show included lots of audience participation, songs were great, and the performers were very energetic.”

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