A THEATRE group from Calcutta is in Huddersfield is to stage a multi-cultural satire this weekend.
The company is called Neev and its show at the Lawrence Batley Theatre on Sunday takes its inspiration from contemporary Indian history and the Marathi play Party written by Mahesh Elkunchwar.
Party is a multilingual social satire told in English, though it also includes Hindi and Bengali. The production uses Indian art forms including live recitation of contemporary Indian poetry and Hindustani classical music - thumri and ghazal.
The production explores various aspects of society including the social and intellectual elite, power play, one-upmanship and nepotism.
In the play leading socialite Indira Sinha throws a party to honour novelist Dibakar Banerjee, who has been revered for his recent work. Many well-known personalities are invited and as the evening progresses the mask of sophistication slips, revealing people’s true colours and exposing their callousness towards those people who still comprise 80% of India’s population.
Manasamitra, an artist-led organisation based in Dewsbury which promotes the traditional Asian arts, is supporting the show.
Box office is on 01484 430528.