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Chasing Hares Tickets

Winner of Theatre Uncut’s 2021 Political Playwriting Award

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“Sonali Bhattacharyya’s delightful hit play, Two Billion Beats, will be returning to the Orange Tree early next year, but if you can’t wait for that, check out her latest play, winner of Theatre Uncut’s Political Playwriting Award. At its heart is the power of stories and storytelling as it tells of West Bengal factory workers, Prab and Kajol, who dream of a better life for their daughter. But when the opportunity arises, they discover that telling stories can be mighty dangerous and have consequences, particularly in a word of exploitation. Seven methods of killing Kylie Jenner director, Milli Bhatia, directs.”

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Overview

Prab and Kajol dream of a different life for their daughter, Amba. One far away from their grinding factory jobs in West Bengal. So when the factory owner’s son asks Prab to write a new play for his Jatra theatre troupe, they jump at the chance to impress the boss. But Prab knows stories are powerful, and as conditions in the factory worsen, he has a choice to make about the story he is writing – one that will have far-reaching consequences for Prab, Kajol and the factory itself.

There’s a story he can’t afford for me to tell. For anyone to tell. And I wish I hadn’t realised that. Because now it’s the only one I’m interested in...

Sonali Bhattacharyya’s Chasing Hares is a tale of resistance and dignity in the face of global exploitation. The play is directed by Milli Bhatia (seven methods of killing kylie jenner).

Critic reviews

Enlightening new play

· The Telegraph

Fast, witty script finds an original way to tell the global backstory of the zero-hours workforce

· The Guardian

The performances are heartfelt and memorable, and the play is as entertaining as it is meaningful

· Broadway World

Globalisation’s effect on an Indian factory makes for touching drama

· The Observer

New award-winning political play is warmly idealistic

· The Arts Desk

Wit and warmth are always simmering in Bhattacharyya’s script

· The Upcoming

Ambitious and essential

· The Stage

Compelling and timely

· Evening Standard

It's stirring stuff

· WhatsOnStage

A fitfully fascinating study of compromise and coercion

· The Times

Bhattacharyya attempts something bold here

· Time Out

An ambitious political play that proves why theatre matters

· London Theatre

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Date & time

Until 13 Aug
Sat 16 Jul - Sat 13 Aug 2022, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

66 The Cut, Waterloo SE1 8LZ London, UK · Get Directions

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Photo by Akhila Krishnan
Photo by Akhila Krishnan
Photo by Akhila Krishnan
Photo by Akhila Krishnan
Photo by Akhila Krishnan
Photo by Akhila Krishnan
Photo by Akhila Krishnan
Photo by Akhila Krishnan
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