Sanguine Night

Sound: Albi Gravener; With thanks to Dr Holly Jenkins Duration: 1 hr
Gielgud Theatre
Thu 6 July, 4pm (inc. Q&A)
£10/ £5 concession

Written by Bushra Laskar
Direction and dramaturgy by Vanessa-Faye Stanley

On a faded estate in central India, a family of five women are determined to survive, surrounded by an apocalyptic landscape ravaged by a terrible accident.

A response to the rarely-discussed 1984 Bhopal Union Carbide disaster - the largest man-made industrial accident of modern times - Sanguine Night combines Western music and science with Indian folklore and dance, to create a tale of accountability and resilience.

A sort of Indian Inspector Calls, produced to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India. Boileroom (Oxford Samuel Beckett Award for innovative theatre), work with specialists in the fields of science and others who might not consider themselves artists, to encourage unexpected collaborations and performance.

Sanguine Night is a collaboration with a writer, a sound artist, an Occupational Health scientist and khatak dancers. Supported by OldVic NewVoices, OvalHouse and Park Theatre.

“Experimental theatre at its multi-layered best” British Theatre Guide.

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