It is 1932 in occupied Bengal. A young revolutionary prepares to storm a whites-only club in Chittagong, an act of defiance that will end in her taking her own life. The sign above the club reads No Dogs, No Indians.
Three interlocking stories explore the effects and legacy of the British in India in an extraordinary new play by poet and playwright Siddhartha Bose to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s independence.
No Dogs, No Indians will uncover forgotten stories from the past and provide new perspectives on the Anglo-Indian encounter. Bose unites with producer Tom Chivers of Penned in the Margins and director Russell Bender to create a memorable and timely new piece of theatre; a fresh and emotionally resonant examination of the legacy of empire.
Suitable for ages 14+.
‘An extraordinary odyssey’ – Julian Sands, BBC Radio 4
Event runs: c. 2 hours 20 mins (including interval)
Commissioned by Brighton Festival, Southbank Centre, Live Theatre, GemArts, Writers’ Centre Norwich, and Norwich Arts Centre.
Written by Siddhartha Bose
Directed by Russell Bender
View all No Dogs, No Indians dates
Wednesday 19 & Thursday 20 July, 7.30pm
Broad Chare, Quayside
Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 3DQ
Co-commissioned by Gem Arts as part of Masala Festival
Produced by Penned in the Margins.
Commissioned by Brighton Festival, Southbank Centre, Live Theatre, GemArts, Writers’ Centre Norwich and Norwich Arts Centre.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.