New Plays from India

International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project

As part of the Royal Court’s ongoing commitment to finding and developing international work, five Indian writers will have their plays performed as rehearsed readings in English. The week will conclude with all the writers coming together to discuss new writing in contemporary India.

Scroll down to find out more about each play.

New Plays from India, in collaboration with Rage Productions, Mumbai, began in 2010 with 12 writers from all over India who were selected to write a play asking urgent questions about their changing country. Over 18 months, playwrights April De Angelis and Carl Miller and Royal Court Associate Director Elyse Dodgson worked with the writers to develop their plays, which were performed as part of the Writers Bloc Festival at the Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai, in January 2012. Five of these plays have now been chosen to be performed in English as rehearsed readings at the Royal Court Theatre.

Tickets: £8 per reading (£6 if you book for more than one reading)
£6 concessions
Readings: Mon-Fri 5pm, Sat 11am in Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Panel Discussion: Sat 12pm in Jerwood Theatre Upstairs. Tickets for the panel discussion £5

Previous Productions

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Indian Readings Panel Discussion

17 Nov

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Leftovers (Shillak) - a rehearsed reading

By Sagar Deshmukh, translated from Marathi by Irawati Karnik

17 Nov

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Ok Tata Bye Bye - a rehearsed reading

By Purva Naresh, translated from Hindi by the Author

16 Nov

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Mahua - a rehearsed reading

By Akash Mohimen, translated from Hindi by the Author

14 Nov

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

The Djinns of Eidgah - a rehearsed reading

by Abhishek Majumdar

13 Nov

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Pereira's Bakery at 76 Chapel Road - a rehearsed reading

by Ayeesha Menon

12 Nov