The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Pitlochry Festival Theatre present HINDU TIMES by Jaimini Jethwa in association with Naked Productions Ltd.
Third in our series of Sound Stage plays, Hindu Times welcomes deities Vishnu and Brahma to Dundee, where they embark on an epic mission to restore earth, reunite with Lakshmi, and bring back love… but end up getting right on it.
Playwright, Jaimini Jethwa said: “I knew from the start that the deities would deliver, and they did – they’ve got the gift of the gab, big time. The deities taught me that it’s all around you, if you want it, even in the scummiest places. You can see beauty in anything, it resonates in all walks of life. If that’s possible, you never know where it will come from next.
I wanted to explore the duality of man and how it manifests in what he loves and fights for. My family is from Porbandar, the same village as Mahatma Gandhi. I went back there and stood in Gandhi’s house with its portrait of his mother, her eyes steady, fixed on where he was born, with all the gods around. It made me recognise who my deities were growing up in Dundee – those folks in the schemes. This is where my spiritual home is, Scotland. It gave me the idea to bring the Hindu gods to Dundee.”
Scottish Playwright Jaimini Jethwa recently worked with Dundee Rep, National Theatre Scotland and with Stellar Quines on her acclaimed play Last Queen Of Scotland.
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Cast and Credits
Lakshmi - Rehanna MacDonald
Vince - Adam McNamara
Barry - Daniel Portman
Writer - Jaimini Jethwa
Director - Caitlin Skinner
Assistant Director - Niloo-Far Khan
Music created by - Niroshini Thambar & Nik Paget-Tomlinson
Sound Designer - Jon Nicholls
Sound Recordist - Sara Mattinson
Dates, Times & Prices
Fri 28 – Sun 30 May
Fri & Sat 7pm and Sun 4pm.
Subscription for all 8 performances - £80
Early Bird Individual Tickets (available Mon 22 Feb - Wed 17 March) - from £12 per peformance
Standard tickets (bought after Wed 17 March) - from £15 per performance.
Each performance includes a different Post-Show Talk each night!
Performance 1- Fri 28 May : Talk and Q and A with writer Jaimini Jethwa
Performance 2 - Sat 29 May: Talk and Q and A with director Caitlin Skinner and members of the cast
Performance 3 - Sun 30 May : In Context - an insight into the themes of the play with guests TBA