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Chasing Hares. From 16th July to 13th August 2022. Image description:The shadow of a girl running off the edge of the image is on a grey wall with peeling paint. On the left side is the title Chasing Hares in white capitals.

A Young Vic and Theatre Uncut co-production

Chasing Hares

Written by Sonali Bhattacharyya
Directed by Milli Bhatia

Mon - Sat, 7.30pm 
Wed - Sat matinee, 2.30pm 

Previews: 16 - 22 Jul


Previews: £40/£30/£22.50/£12.50

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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).

  • Show Warnings


    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

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