Photo Coverage: THE HOUSE OF IN BETWEEN, Stratford East
The place is India and the time now. Hijras are the third gender and they were once revered across Ancient Asia and Arabia. In today's world they still follow their old ways; living in Hijra 'communities' where they dance, entertain and earn their living bestowing blessings on newlyweds and new-borns. Uma is the leader of such a clan in Patna, the second largest city in eastern India. She is determined to protect her House, the Hijras who live there and celebrate the millennia-old traditions of their way of life.
One day a stranger arrives in need of help and the community open their doors, and indeed their heart to help. But this act of charity leads to an explosive chain of events that no-one could imagine, leaving Uma fighting to hold her family together at any cost.
With traditional Indian dance and music, the modern world meets mystical India in this brand new play that reveals the actions some people are willing to take to love, live and fight for life!