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VenueKing's Theatre
From27th August 2003
To30th August 2003
WhenWed,Thu 19:30. Fri 18:00, 21:00. Sat 14:00, 19:00
PricesFrom £6.00. To £20.00.
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Strictly Dandia

Strictly 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+
Author Kristine Landon-Smith
Author Sudha Bhuchar

Archive :: production:T0258400911, play:S01156847312, venue:V601

Production details

Performed in English Edinburgh International Festival


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)
Performer Sudha Bhuchar (Prema Ghedia)
Performer Charubala Chokshi (Shanti Patel)
Performer Susan Cruse (Roopa)
Performer Rina Fatania (Pushpa Shah/Hina Shah)
Performer Shiv Grewal (Mohan Patel/Popatlal Shah)
Performer Davina Hemlall (Sonya Patel)
Performer Divian Ladwa (Dinesh)
Performer Chris Ryman (Jaz/Bharat Shah)
Performer Rehan Sheikh (Anant)
Performer Sonit Shringi (Shrenek)
Performer Paul Tilley (Raza)
Performer Fiona Wade (Preethi)

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