If passion and commitment were everything, the excitingly, if rather cryptically, titled Chasing Hares would leave its competition in the dust. Instead, Sonali Bhattacharyya’s play is ambitious in its conception but only fitfully successful in performance – this notwithstanding a production from the fast-rising director Milli Bhatia that throws all sorts of bells and whistles at the text to keep the playwright’s (metaphorical) call to arms on course. We begin in the modern day in England with...
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They can’t afford for the truth to get out. He’s the one person brave enough to tell it.
By day machine operator Prab struggles to survive the precarity and brutality of his factory job in West Bengal, by night he writes stories for his baby daughter Amba.
When a popular actress recruits him to write a play for her, Prab seizes the opportunity to expose the injustice of factory conditions and the rumours of child exploitation. But in his fight for change, is he ready to risk his future, his family and even his own life?
Winner of Theatre Uncut’s Political Playwriting Award, the world premiere of Sonali Bhattacharyya’s Chasing Hares is directed by Milli Bhatia.
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July 16th, 2022
August 13th, 2022
Young Vic (Main House)
Cast and creative
By: Sonali Bhattacharyya
Director: Milli Bhatia
Cast list: Ayesha Dharker, Zainab Hasan, Scott Karim, Saroja-Lily Ratnavel, Irfan Shamji
Set: Moi Tran
Lighting: Jai Morjaria
Sound: Donato Wharton