A gripping new drama about sport, nationhood and belonging with a haunting love story at its heart. From the red dust of the Punjab to the Olympic stadiums of Europe this intense new drama explores the Indian sport of Kabaddi and its place on the world stage. Against a backdrop of Indian revolutionary fervour, two players compete for a place in the team for the 1936 Berlin Olympics and for the love of Azadeh, a freedom fighter and outcast with a troubled past. In London 2012, their descendants risk everything to play for gold. But can they ever break free from their past? Structured like the two halves of a Kabaddi game, this production recreates the raw physicality of combat in a compelling story of the struggle to win.
- Helena Bell
- Pursued by a Bear Production, Kali Theatre, Colchester Mercury Theatre
- Satinder Chohan
- Pushpinder Chani, Asif Khan, Shalini Peiris