‘Bhuchar radiates knowledge, warmth and real likability’ – The Guardian
‘Subtle blending of the personal and the political. Gently caustic…beautiful and moving’ – The Stage
Acclaimed actor and writer, Sudha Bhuchar brings her one woman show, Evening Conversations, to Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.
Middle class, middle aged, multicultural mother of millennial sons, Sudha lives a ‘squeezed middle’ life in Wimbledon. As she navigates her career, family and returning to India as a NRI (Non-Resident Indian), she is prompted to investigate her own sense of home and place in the world. Inextricably shaped by Sudha’s cross-continental childhood, a far cry from her sons’ upbringing in leafy Wimbledon, Evening Conversations is warm hearted, humorous, and truthful storytelling.
Sudha invites her boys to ‘crack open a cold one’ and share their views on life. Will her dual heritage (Hindu/Indian and Muslim/Pakistani), fiercely British, mono-lingual sons see their background as a place of strength or an unwelcome inheritance? Shots are fired in the quick-fire exchanges between mother and sons, forcing Sudha to take stock.
Evening Conversations has wide intergenerational appeal and engages many diverse audiences. This joyful monologue invites you to carry on the conversation after….
Dedicated to the late Philip Osment (director, writer and mentor).
A short touch tour can be arranged. Please contact our Box Office on 01708 443333, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book this.
Age guidance 14+