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.
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).