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is set during Navratri, the nine nights that precede Diwali in the Hindu calendar when the various castes, the Patels, Lohanas and Shah's compete for the title of Diwali King and Queen. Traditionally seen as the mating season, the stage is set for encounters between the sexes when young men and women take to the dance floor, brandishing dandia sticks and mobile phones. Caste rivalries are exposed in a series of smart moves and the arrival of a pair of outsiders challenges the accepted order of the Navratri celebrations. Age 10+ Performed in EnglishPerformers Sudha Bhuchar (Prema Ghedia), Charubala Chokshi (Shanti Patel), Susan Cruse (Roopa), Rina Fatania (Pushpa Shah/Hina Shah), Shiv Grewal (Mohan Patel/Popatlal Shah), Davina Hemlall (Sonya Patel), Divian Ladwa (Dinesh), Chris Ryman (Jaz/Bharat Shah), Rehan Sheikh (Anant), Sonit Shringi (Shrenek), Paul Tilley (Raza), Fiona Wade (Preethi).
Author Kristine Landon-Smith. Author Sudha Bhuchar. Producer Lyric Hammersmith. Company Tamasha Theatre Company. Director Sudha Bhuchar. Director Kristine Landon-Smith. Design Sue Mayes. Choreographer Liam Steel. Lighting Chris Davey. Sound Mike Furness. Music Shri (Shrikanth Sriram).
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