A Tara Theatre production, from an original co-production by Tara Theatre and The Donmar Warehouse, in association with Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.
The 1947 partition of the Indian subcontinent into India and Pakistan saw millions uprooted and resulted in unspeakable violence. It would also shape modern Britain. Witnesses to this brutal moment in history live among us, yet the stories of that time remain shrouded in silence.
SILENCE is a new play focused on communal storytelling – presenting a shared history inspired by the remarkable personal testimonies of people who lived through the last days of the British Raj.
Commissioned to mark the 75th anniversary, SILENCE is adapted from Kavita Puri’s acclaimed book Partition Voices: Untold British Stories and was originally co-produced with the Donmar Warehouse.
Silence is adapted from the testimonies and stories of people who lived through Partition. It is based on Kavita Puri’s acclaimed book Partition Voices: Untold British Stories and written by Sonali Bhattacharyya, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Ishy Din and Alexandra Wood.
Original production directed and developed for tour by Abdul Shayek. Directed by Iqbal Khan.
Original London production co-produced with Donmar Warehouse.
Live audio description | Sat 13 Apr | 2:30pm
Contains the following content: Strong language and references to: genocide, colonialism, population displacement, bodily harm, sexual violence, famine, suicide, prostitution, abduction, racism, religious violence – all in the context of the Partition of India and the legacy of Empire.
Show contains: Flashing lights and loud noises