Helen Evans developed a love of music from an early age and as a child she sang, played piano, clarinet and guitar. She became interested in Indian music and Indonesian music when she studied at SOAS in the early ’90s. It was then she started to learn the sitar and went on to spend time in Varanasi and Rajasthan learning traditional music.

She has created her own style of playing sitar, which is based on the melodies and rhythms of Indian folk and classical music, to accompany the dances of the kathputli characters, especially Saraswati. Helen also plays gamelan music from Indonesia, and spent several years in Yogyakarta learning Javanese gamelan music.

She has worked with Anna since before Indigo Moon Theatre existed, when they worked either as individual freelancers or for Kabutar Theatre co. Helen has created original music and accompanied shows such as The Catfish and the Witch and a series of stories for CBeebies’ Storymakers. Either Helen or a table player accompanies Saraswati in performances and workshops across the UK. She has also worked as an education project manager for several music organisations in London, where she is based.

JUNGLE BOOK Jungle Book tells a surprisingly good story that harkens back to the poetry & spirit of Rudyard Kipling's original books. VIEW MERMARELLA From one of its earliest beginnings in ancient Egypt, a story best known across the globe as Cinderella shape-shifts its common threads into the world of the seas. View ALADDIN This colourful tale from the Arabian Nights is set in the Middle East VIEW THE LOST FOREST There’s magic and mayhem in the rainforest! VIEW ALICE AND THE WHITE RABBIT Join Alice on her magical adventure as she chases the White rabbit back in time on a fantastic spiralling journey into Wonderland. VIEW THE WORM THAT SQUIRMED A contemporary show for children or adults alike. VIEW SARASWATI Saraswati has delighted audiences in many places both in Britain and abroad since 1992. She dances in traditional Rajasthani folk style, as well as reacting to her audience in her own particular way. VIEW