London-based KALI THEATRE boasts a solid and ever growing reputation for supporting and producing work by British South Asian female playwrights and this spring is no exception.
In March Kali will present The Dishonoured, the first full length play by Aamina Ahmad. This dramatic political thriller will premiere at Leicester’s Curve on March 10th before coming to London’s Arcola Theatre from March 15th to April 2nd.
The Dishonoured is set in a murky world of espionage, moral turpitude and political intrigue.
When Colonel Tariq, a newly recruited intelligence officer in Pakinstan’s notorious secret service discovers that an American CIA agent has killed a prostitute in Lahore’s red light district, a diplomatic crisis ensues. As the two nations negotiate, angry mobs gather and political tension mounts. Tariq must face life changing decisions that have far reaching consequences for the future of his family and his country.
The Dishonoured was presented as a reading in Kali’s 2012 Talkback season at the Arcola and was later workshopped at the National Theatre Studio.
Director Janet Steel
Design Anthony Lamble
Music Jai Channa
Lighting Prema Mehta
Cast: Neil D’Souza, Zaqi Ismail, David Michaels, Robert Mountford, Goldy Notay and Maya Saroya
THE DISHONOURED tour dates:
March 10th-12th Leicester Curve Theatre
March 15th – April 2nd London, Arcola Theatre
April 12th-16th Plymouth Theatre Royal
April 21st-23rd Birmingham mac
May 4th-7th Coventry Belgrade Theatre