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Kali Theatre in association with Theatre503 Presents

London Discovery Showcase

Written by London Discovery Writers
Directed by Helena Bell & Trina Haldar
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Staged readings of four striking short plays by newly discovered talents.

SPOT by Yasmin Mehboob-Khan
Through weird and wild corners of the internet, Spot discovers that they are a non-monogamist. On a mission to redefine love, Spot explores queer polyamory – but is haunted by absurd characters on the way.

THIS IS A COW by Khushali Maroo
A cow is born and then it dies. A play about the different ways we meet the cow – in the shed, the slaughterhouse, and at dinner. A play that explores violence and love.

LIMINAL by Roopak Kaur Khara
Liminal challenges you to ponder the boundaries between Nirvana and the Mental Health Act. Punjabi? Psychotic? Patient? Pick a ‘P’ – but pick wisely!

THE WIG by Shezah Salam
Amongst the toupees and crew cuts of a West London wig shop, a grouchy cancer patient and his tenacious wife realise they have some hard choices to make. And not all of them are about hair.

Running time: Approx. 80 minutes (no interval)

Age guidance: 16+

Content information: This show contains themes that some audience members may find distressing. If this sounds like it could apply to you, you can view content information here.

 

 

London Discovery Writers

Roopak Kaur Khara is a consultant psychiatrist and actor whose writing explores the way we think about ourselves and the hesitancy of South Asian cultures to pursue creative dreams. She is inspired by her medical background, a love of the absurdities and intricacies of the mind… and Robert De Niro.

Khushali Maroo studied English and now works in public policy. Having previously only been in theatre audiences, she recently started writing and is delighted to be developing her first play.

Yasmin Mehboob-Khan is an Italian-Pakistani writer who recently completed an MFA at Central School of Speech and Drama, and the Soho Theatre Writers’ Lab. SPOT is a kinky play that explores queerness, polyamory and digital spaces.

Indian by birth but raised in the Middle East Shezah Salam’s life has been shaped by the clash of different cultures- fuelling an interest in stories about identity, family and belonging. Her short film Bona Vacantia won the 2021 Genera Film Fund and was a finalist in the Shore Scripts Competition

Dates

Artistic Team
Writer
London Discovery Writers
Director
Helena Bell & Trina Haldar
Writer
Roopak Kaur Khara
Writer
Khushali Maroo
Writer
Yasmin Mehboob-Khan
Writer
Shezah Salam
Dramaturg
Atiha Sen Gupta
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