Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Full casting announced for Multitudes at the Tricycle Theatre

Full casting has been announced for the world première of Multitudes by John Hollingworth.

Directed by Indhu Rubasingham, the production opens at the Tricycle Theatre on 24th February (previews from 19th February) and runs until 21st March 2015. 

The cast includes: Clare Calbraith (Natalie), Navin Chowdhry (Kash), Salma Hoque (Khadira), Asif Khan (Julian/Shabir/Shafiq), Jacqueline King (Lyn) and Maya Sondhi (Rukhsana/Sam/Harpreet).

Design is by Richard Kent with lighting by Oliver Fenwick, sound by Ben & Max Ringham and movement direction from Lucy Hind.

Bradford. On the eve of a Conservative Party Conference the country is in turmoil and one of its most multicultural cities awaits a visit from the Prime Minister.

Kash, a liberal British Muslim, prepares his address to politicians about the state of the nation. His girlfriend Natalie, a recent convert to Islam, cooks for anti-war protesters gathered at the Town Hall. Lyn, her mother, moans to anyone who'll listen about the decline of her cherished England. It’s all too much for Kash's daughter Khadira, who begins to plan a radical intervention.

As the nation questions immigration policies and military support in the Middle East, one family face their own internal conflict of faith, belonging, and who gets to call themselves British.

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