Last Dance at Dum Dum is a play about the dying breed of Anglo-Indians living in Calcutta.
Set in early 80s, this is a serious comedy about a vividly memorable gang of eccentrics and exotics who are attempting to come to terms with their pasts and their fears for the future. Their world is filled with Violet’s hilarious obsession with all things British, Elliot’s questionable dress sense, Daphne’s weakness for French records and the confrontational outbursts of Muriel Marsh who in spite of her ill health would do anything to defend their territory against the religious fundamentalists looming just behind the garden wall.
Please Note: This production contains smoke haze and loud noises
Dates & Times:
Thursday 21 January 7:30pm
Friday 22 January 7:30pm
Saturday 23 January 2:30pm
Sunday 24 January 2:30pm
“One of the best pieces of modern Asian drama I’ve seen.” – Charles Spencer
“Khan-Din’s play, The Last Dance at Dum Dum, treats serious issues, such as mixed race, with humour.” – The Telegraph, UK
“Khan-Din can write beautifully timed and weighted lines.” – Ian Shuttleworth for Financial Times, London
“A fascinating interest in cultural displacement.” – Variety
“The play uses a variety of Anglo-Indian characters to comment on contemporary Indian politics.” – Glenn D’Cruz
Front of House (Production):
Anne Geenen, Bobby Mallick, Cristina Barbara, Dixit Thakkar, Marty O’Niell, Michael Mouyat, Neel Banerjee, Penny Day
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