The Djinns of Eidgah - a rehearsed reading
Ashrafi and Bilal are two children stranded by the tragic impasse of Kashmir.
The play, based on true stories, paints a tragic portrait of a generation, and a landscape lost to conflict.
â€œOne of the best plays of recent times” The Mumbai Theatre Guide
Directed by Richard Twyman.
Abhishek Majumdar is a Bengali playwright and director who grew up in Delhi and now lives in Bangalore. He is the artistic director of the Indian Ensemble and a winner of the Metro Plus Playwriting award for his play Harlesden High Street which has been published by Penguin Books India. His other work includes An Arrangement of Shoes and Afterlife of Birds. He studied theatre at LISPA (London International School of Performance Arts) and attended the Royal Court International Residency in 2011 to continue his work on The Djinns Of Eidgah which was produced at the Writers Bloc Festival and in other parts of India in 2012, directed by Richard Twyman.
“Watch the video”: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T-Oa9PP9fU:new-window with playwright Abhishek Majumdar talking about his play, when it was performed as part of the Writers Bloc Festival in Mumbai.
The Djinns of Eidgah is part of the “New Plays from India”: www.royalcourttheatre.com/season/new-plays-from-india:new-window season.
Produced by the International Department
International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project
Developed in collaboration with Rage Productions, Mumbai with support from the British Council
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