Khandan (Family)

by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti

Khandan (Family) Top / Details / The Company
Wed 11 Jun - Sat 28 Jun 2014

The Gill family living room. Culture clashes, sibling rivalries and endless cups of chah…

Widowed matriarch Jeeto has a strong sense of her past and principles. She’s spent her life working hard and making sacrifices for her children. But eldest son Pal, isn’t following in her footsteps.

He’s struggling with his role at the head of their expanding household. Crumbling under the weight of his father’s legacy, the family business is at risk and the last remaining link to their roots in the Punjab is in jeopardy.

A warm and funny new play about tradition and ambition.

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti’s credits include Behsharam (Shameless) and Behzti (Dishonour), which won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Behud (Beyond Belief) opened at Soho Theatre in 2010 in a co-production with Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. On screen her credits include Everywhere And Nowhere, and EastEnders, and she also writes regularly for The Archers .

Roxana Silbert directs. Roxana is Artistic Director of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, where her credits include Tartuffe. Her other credits include for the RSC (where she was Associate Director) include Dunsinane (National Theatre of Scotland), A Life of Galileo, Measure for Measure, Richard III and A Soldier in Every Son. She directed Orphans by Dennis Kelly at Birmingham Rep, before playing at the Traverse during the Edinburgh Fringe where it won a Fringe First award before transferring to Soho Theatre. Roxana was Artistic Director of Paines Plough from 2005 to 2009 and previously worked at the Traverse Theatre as Literary Director and the Royal Court as Associate Director.

Age guidance 14+
Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes approx


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