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Tamasha and The Belgrade Theatre in association with Pilot Theatre present
A thrilling new play about motherhood and blood ties between women and nations in a brave new world. Written by Satinder Chohan, an exciting new British Asian female playwright and winner of the Adopt-a-Playwright award 2013. Directed by Katie Posner
In a surrogacy clinic in Gujarat, three women meet. Londoner Eva is in motherhood’s last chance saloon. For village girl Aditi, surrogacy is a lifeline out of poverty. For clinic owner and businesswoman Dr Gupta, it’s all just another transaction but with the backdrop of profound global forces, can it possibly remain that simple?
The play focuses on a largely untold, deeply human story set on the fault lines of globalization; a cross-cultural encounter which could only take place in the 21st Century.
There is a compelling mixture of all female characters (Indian and British), providing sympathetic entry points for a wide range of modern theatre audiences across generations. It is packed with subtle social comment about the legacy of post-colonialism and the emergence of ‘New India’ as a superpower, and set against the backdrop of Indian elections and debates about women’s rights – mirroring recent events.
To acknowledge 70 years of the partition and independence of India and Pakistan.
Age guidance: 14+ (Adult themes)
Reviews (from recent Tamasha production Blood)
‘Wonderfully sharp…the performances here are never less than enthralling.’ ★★★★ Time Out
‘A passion-filled tale with lashings of humour as well as intense feeling… a superb piece of new writing’ ★★★★ The Stage