Nottingham Playhouse (Playroom)
Wellington Circus, Nottingham NG1 5AF
Sat 23 June
Tickets £9 (£6 concessions)
“an extraordinary odyssey” – Julian Sands, BBC Radio 4
“a thoroughly original, ingenious one-man production”
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
“A surreal one-man show [...] like a mash-up of Allen Ginsberg and Salvador Dali”
★★★★ Three Weeks
From the street surrealism of Mumbai, ‘city of motion’, to London’s East End via Manhattan on Millennium night. Kalagora, the global wanderer, collides with a midget tobacconist, paranoid immigration officers and cross-dressing hedonists, observing the uncanny and grotesque at the start of the 21st century.
“We’ve overstayed our welcome. We’re illegal. We’ve worked s**t jobs, invented social security numbers, scammed Homeland Security mercilessly.”
Fresh from an acclaimed run at Edinburgh Fringe, Kalagora is an explosive coming-of-age journey across three continents, splicing theatre, poetry, and video. Written and performed by Siddhartha Bose and featuring music by Bollywood composer Pankaj Awasthi, Kalagora exposes the shock of the megacity.
Kalagora is directed by Russell Bender (Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Bristol Old Vic, National Theatre) and produced by Tom Chivers of Penned in the Margins, an independent live literature company whose work spans poetry, theatre, spoken word and publishing.