A Young Vic and Theatre Uncut co-production
Mon - Sat, 7.30pm
Wed - Sat matinee, 2.30pm
Previews: 16 - 23 Jul
They can’t afford for the truth to get out. He’s the one person brave enough to tell it.
By day machine operator Prab struggles to survive the precarity and brutality of his factory job in West Bengal, by night he writes stories for his baby daughter Amba. When a popular actress recruits him to write a play for her, Prab seizes the opportunity to expose the injustice of factory conditions and the rumours of child exploitation. But in his fight for change, is he ready to risk his future, his family and even his own life?
Winner of Theatre Uncut’s Political Playwriting Award, the world premiere of Sonali Bhattacharyya’s Chasing Hares is directed by Milli Bhatia (seven methods of killing kylie jenner).
Chasing Hares contains themes of grief and bereavement, death, and abuse and cruelty - specifically child labour exploitation. There are references to sexual misconduct, as well as to discrimination in contexts of race, class and social inequity. The production contains strong language, and scenes alluding to violence and torture.
Photography by Rosaline Shahnavaz
Design by Émilie Chen
Writer Sonali Bhattacharyya
Director Milli Bhatia
Designer Moi Tran
Lighting Designer Jai Morjaria
Video Designer Akhila Krishnan
Sound Designer Donato Wharton
Composer Sarathy Korwar
Movement Director Chi San Howard
Voice and Dialect Coach Gurkiran Kaur
Casting Director Polly Jerrold
Dramaturg Guy Jones
R and D Lyric Consultant Jammz
Assistant Director Ashen Gupta & Nikhil Vyas
Trainee Assistant Director Tia Ali
With Ayesha Dharker, Zainab Hasan, Scott Karim, Saroja-Lily Ratnavel, and Irfan Shamji
BSL Performance: Fri 29 Jul, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performances: Tue 2 & Tue 9 Aug, 7.30pm
Relaxed Performance: Wed 3 Aug, 7.30pm
Captioned Performance: Thu 4 Aug, 7.30pm
Socially Distanced Performance: Mon 8 Aug, 7.30pm
Audio Described by Eleanor Margolies
BSL Interpreter Jacqui Beckford
Captioned by Miranda Yates