Jerwood Theatre Upstairs hosts new plays from India
The work being presented next month at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs represents the output of a project started in 2010, although The Royal Court has worked with playwrights all over India for over ten years. The challenge to them here was to write a play "asking urgent questions about their changing country".
Each of the plays receiving a rehearsed reading in London between 12 and 17 November have been performed in their original language at the Writers Bloc Festival at the Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai in January. All performances the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs are in English, three in translation.
After the final performance there will be a discussion on new writing in India.
The plays are:
- Pereira’s Bakery at 76 Chapel Road by Ayeesha Menon
- The Djinns of Eidgah by Abhishek Majumdar
- Mahua by Akash Mohimen translated from Hindi by Akash Mohimen
- Ok Tata Bye Bye by Purva Naresh translated from Hindi by Purva Naresh
- Leftovers (Shillak) by Sagar Deshmukh translated from Marathi by Irawati Karnik
Tickets for all readings are available at www.royalcourttheatre.com or 0207 565 5000