Theatre/Asian Arts - Tues 27 Nov - Sat 1 Dec
A racy play that says a lot about India today
Salaam India” is a play inspired by Pavan Varma’s bestseller, “Being Indian”, Directed by Lushin Dubey and written for stage by Nicholas Kharkongor.
Everyone who has any links with India will love the show because it is so much about Indians! it is a racy play that says a lot about India and the people who live there and hail from there. Through four stories and sixteen characters the play explores the contradictions, joy, humour, hope and aspirations that drive Indians today. The performance is mainly in English but there are scenes performed in Hindi.
‘Absolutely delightful ! Lushin and her team of actors are outstanding' Shyam Benegal
' Brilliant!' Feroz Khan
Indians, a heterogeneous multifarious lot, are difficult to define, and now even more so since we are at that juncture in our history, where we are springing out of our past into the modern global world.
We have come through it all. Be it our culture, our history or the structure of our society. We have been subjugated but never defeated. We have steadfastly hung on to our resilience and hope as a people, Our aspirations and our ambitions, our youthful democracy of merely 61 years, our drive towards making ourselves a major global power in technology, in our spirit of entrepreneurship, and in our pan Indianness. Our ability to delve into our rich and varied traditions and adapt them to modern times without forsaking our identity and our roots has been the mantra of our survival.
“A theatrical achievement that breaks new ground” The Hindu
“Shines glowingly at its seams” The Pioneer Viva City
“Insightful, intelligent, illuminating” Metro Plus Delhi
- Music by Louiz Banks
- Original Choreography by Ashley Lobo
- Current Choreography by Gaurav and Amit Verlani
- Costumes Designed by Dolly Ahluwalia & Associate Designer Kriti V Sharma
- Sets Designed by Martand Khosla
- Sound Executed by Sanjeev Maurya
- Lights Designed by Gyan Dev
- Production by Sanjeev Maurya
The four actors in the play are Shena Gamat, Ashish Paliwal, Andrew Hoffland and Lushin Dubey
We are indebted to the ICCR for financial support in bringing this production to the UK