Award-winning Edinburgh hit

Theatre Ad Infinitum are performing their Edinburgh hit Ballad of the Burning Star at the Lakeside Theatre at the University of Essex on March 13

Theatre Ad Infinitum are performing their Edinburgh hit Ballad of the Burning Star at the Lakeside Theatre at the University of Essex on March 13

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Theatre Ad Infinitum’s multi-award winning production Ballad of the Burning Star is coming to the Lakeside Theatre at the University of Essex on March 13.

A sell-out success at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, the musical play tells the story of one Jewish boy’s struggle to come to terms with the conflict raging in his homeland.

The emotional and political story unfolds with biting wit and passion through a blend of cabaret, drag, physical storytelling, original songs and live music. Co-artistic director, Israeli born Nir Paldi, writes, directs and performs in the Edinburgh hit inspired by his own experiences growing up in Israel.

He said: “I wanted to explore the identity crisis facing my homeland. This is a dark subject matter, but we have approached it playfully.

“Elements of cabaret, sanguine humour and drag act as a colourful counter-balance to the tragic events of the story.”

Call 01206 873261 or visit www.lakesidetheatre.org.uk to book tickets.