Strictly Dandia archiveStrictly Dandia 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 English


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(s): Kristine Landon-Smith, Sudha Bhuchar
Producer: Lyric Hammersmith
Company: Tamasha Theatre Company
Director(s): Sudha Bhuchar, Kristine Landon-Smith
Design: Sue Mayes
Choreographer: Liam Steel
Lighting: Chris Davey
Sound: Mike Furness
Music: Shri (Shrikanth Sriram)
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Strictly Dandia

Strictly Dandia (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0258400911. Details of all Strictly Dandia archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01156847312

Archive Listings

15 Jan 04
14 Feb 04
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
Outer London
Greater London
27 Aug 03
30 Aug 03
King's Theatre

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