Productions

Calcutta Kosher

by Shelley Silas

February 2004

Southwark Playhouse

A co-production with Tara Arts.

Two sisters return to the crumbling Calcutta home of their childhood. When family secrets are revealed, the women are forced to re-examine their relationship with their mother and the reality of their own lives in the light of a hidden past.

Set in the little known Indian Jewish community of Calcutta, this funny and moving play explored conflicts between old and new, east and west, tradition and truth.  Award-winning writer Shelley Silas examined how family and culture, time and distance influence our sense of who we are.

Writer Shelley Silas

About the writer
About the play

Fine performances in Janet Steel’s moving production… There’s plenty of humour too…. and emotional intensity.

Time Out

An elegiac hymn to a disappearing world. Its emphasis on reconciliation and harmony also lends it as an unusual sweetness of temper… strongly defined performances…

The Guardian
Date and venue info

Southwark Playhouse

5 Playhouse Court

62 Southward Bridge Road

February 4 – 28, 7.30pm

cast and crew

Cast and Crew

Cast
Seema Bowri, Shelley King, Jamila Massey, Richard Santhiri, Harvey Virdi
Director
Janet Steel
Designer
Magdalen Rubalcava
Composer
Sayan Kent
Lighting
Flick Ansell
Assistant Director
Sonja Appel
Stage Manager
Nicola Burton

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