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Bhuchar Boulevard in association with Big Imaginations, Partition History Project and Polka Theatre presents
Inspired by the short story Pali by Bhisham Sahni.
A remarkable story of family, identity and belonging; marking the 70th anniversary of the partition of India.
Summer 1947 and 16 million people are on the move between India and the newly-formed Pakistan. Amid the violent political upheaval young Pali’s fingers slip from his father’s hand, and his destiny changes forever.
Taken in by a Muslim family, he is given a new name, a new faith and a new life. But when his real father returns to claim him, Pali must decide who he is: the Hindu boy he was born to be, the Muslim boy he has become, or simply a child of the divide.
Child of the Divide premiered in 2006 in a Tamasha/Polka Theatre co-production which was named the No.1 show for children and families by Time Out. Tamasha co-founder Sudha Bhuchar is delighted to be marking the launch of her company Bhuchar Boulevard with this compelling new production of the play.
Age guidance: 6+
'A wonderful and mature play that uses the story of one child to explore the tragedy of many thousands…it’s a rare show with equal appeal to kids and adults, heart and head' Lyn Gardner, Guardian
'A powerful play with a powerful story that should never be forgotten and retold to generations to come...go and see it now!' TheatreBooksandMovies.com
'Imaginative and educational' The Stage