A Young Vic and Theatre Uncut co-production
Mon - Sat, 7.30pm
Wed - Sat matinee, 2.30pm
Previews: 16 - 22 Jul
There’s a story he can’t afford for me to tell. For anyone to tell. And I wish I hadn’t realised that. Because now it’s the only one I’m interested in...
Prab and Kajol dream of a different life for their daughter, Amba. One far away from their grinding factory jobs in West Bengal. So when the factory owner’s son asks Prab to write a new play for his Jatra theatre troupe, they jump at the chance to impress the boss. But Prab knows stories are powerful, and as conditions in the factory worsen, he has a choice to make about the story he is writing – one that will have far-reaching consequences for Prab, Kajol and the factory itself.
Winner of Theatre Uncut’s 2021 Political Playwriting Award, Sonali Bhattacharyya’s Chasing Hares is a tale of resistance and dignity in the face of global exploitation. The play 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.
Writer Sonali Bhattacharyya
Director Milli Bhatia
Designer Moi Tran
Lighting Designer Jai Morjaria
Sound Designer Donato Wharton
Composer Sarathy Korwar
Movement Director Chi San Howard
Video Designer Akhila Krishnan
Lyric Consultant Jammz
Casting Director Polly Jerrold
Cast to be announced
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
Captioned by Miranda Yates