Na Hanyate (It Doesn't Die) - English Musical

People in a small boat, silhouetted on water at sunrise or sunset, with a large bridge in the background

"Na Hanyate" - न हन्यते (It Does Not Die) - is a Khelaiya Productions' musical for 2022, to be performed in English. 

The musical is based on novel of same name written by Maitreyi Devi, an Indian poetess and a novelist who was the protegée of the great Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore. In 1976, the writer received India's top literary award, the Sahitya Akademi Award, for her novel. 

This is a story of two youngsters falling in love from a different cultural background in 1930. The narrative is beautifully woven with rich heritage and folk/regional music of West Bengal. Set in old Calcutta in the Colonial era, the musical is not to be missed.

Na Hanyate Shlok Translation:
na jāyate mriyate vā kadāchin
nāyaṁ bhūtvā bhavitā vā na bhūyaḥ
ajo nityaḥ śhāśhvato ’yaṁ purāṇo
na hanyate hanyamāne śharīre
The soul is neither born, nor does it ever die; nor having once existed, does it ever cease to be. The soul is without birth, eternal, immortal and ageless. It is not destroyed when the body is destroyed.

Duration: 3 hours, including 20 minute interval


To book please purchase a ticket through our booking system. Select the 'Book now' button below or call our friendly box office team on 8571 1666.


This program will be delivered in person at the location listed below.

Participants will require the following

  • Ticket
  • Contact details (Name, email address, contact number) to check-in on the day
  • Smartphone/smart device to scan QR Code (If you do not, there will be staff to check you in)
  • Face mask 

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Date and Time
Drum Theatre
Corner Lonsdale and Walker streets, Dandenong
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Cost of Event (if any)
All tickets: $30
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