The Shroud is a two-man, miniature epic about loss, time and the things that connect us. A father writes letters to his homesick son. A Kolkata potter shapes clay goddesses from the silt of the Ganges. A young man circles the funeral pyre.
Drawing on Hindu myth, memories and personal letters, The Shroud is composed as a series of interweaving dialogues between the poets and theatre-makers Siddhartha Bose and Avaes Mohammad. The ancient and the modern combine to create an inventive, quietly beautiful meditation on death, ritual, fathers and sons.
Writer: Siddhartha Bose
Performers: Siddhartha Bose, Avaes Mohammad
Director: Russell Bender
Devised by Bose, Bender & Mohammad
Scenographer: Rajha Shakiry
Sound design: Ed Lewis
Lighting design: Charlie Lucas
Featuring music by Susheela Raman
Producer: Tom Chivers
Thanks to Rich Mix, The Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival, Arts Admin. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.