Monday, 15 February 2016

Casting announced for Wipers at the Leicester Curve

Full casting has been announced for Wipers by Ishy Din at the Leicester Curve.

Directed by Suba Das, the cast includes Jassa Ahluwalia as Thomas, Waleed Akhtar as Ayub, Simon Rivers as Sadiq and Sartaj Garewal as A.D. Wipers, 

Design is by Isla Shaw with lighting by Prema Mehta, sound by Jon Nicholls and casting by Kay Magson.

Wipers opens at the Curve Studio on 14th April (previews from 8th April) and runs until 23rd April 2016. The production is commissioned by Curve and co-produced with Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Watford Palace Theatre.

Wipers is inspired by the real life story of Khuddadad Khan, the first South Asian soldier to be awarded a Victoria Cross for his extraordinary bravery at the First Battle of Ypres. The new piece of work honours the contribution of the million South Asian soldiers who fought alongside British soldiers during the First World War.

Chris Stafford (Curve's Chief Executive) and Nikolai Foster (Curve's Artistic Director) say: "We continue to celebrate diversity and share stories from many different perspectives in Ishy Din's profoundly moving new play, Wipers. 

"The play celebrates the extraordinary contribution of South Asian soldiers during the Great War and we are proud to present it during this centenary. Our director, Suba Das has assembled a tremendous company of actors and we are also delighted to welcome designer Isla Shaw back to Curve."

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