Golgotha is a passionate and colourful new play about identity, family and destiny. The production focuses on two people who are united by blood and separated by time as they weave the tapestry of their lives.
Conspirators’ Kitchen Theatre presents Golgotha from Wednesday 14th November to Saturday 8th December, 7.30pm at Tristan Bates Theatre.
Written by Nirjay Mahindru and directed by Iqbal Khan.
Loretta is an Indian girl who arrives in Victorian England as a wide eyed youngster to look after two children in her role as an Ayah to the family of Robert Ward. Her goal is to earn enough money to pay for a ticket back to her beloved homeland. However, fate intervenes leaving her destined to lead a controversial life in London.
A century later, Loretta’s great great grandson Kalil leaves his home in East Africa to start a new life in Britain. He dreams of respect and prosperity for his family but like his ancestor, fate conspires to change his path. They say the past is a very dangerous place.
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Golgotha was written by Conspirator’s Kitchen’s Artistic Director Nirjay Mahindru, a new writing theatre company whose past work include The Hot Zone (Lyric, Hammersmith). He is an Associate of the Factory Theatre and recipient of the Stage One New Producers Award. The director is Iqbal Khan, who recently directed Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Shakespeare Company), Snookered (Tamasha, Oldham Coliseum & BushTheatre and UK tour), The Killing of Sister George (West End) and Broken Glass (Tricycle and West End). The production stars Anjana Vasan who plays Loretta and is currently starring in Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Shakespeare Company), her television work includes Channel 4’s Fresh Meat. Raj Ghatak plays Kalil, his numerous theatre and television work includes Bombay Dreams and West Side Story in the West End and the Bafta Award winning television show Dead Set (Channel 4). Golgotha is designed by Rachana Jadhav.
History of the Tristan Bates Theatre
The Tristan Bates Theatre was created through the generosity of Sir Alan Bates and his family, and is dedicated to the memory of his son Tristan, who died tragically at the age of nineteen at the outset of his acting career.
The venue is now a home to daring work from outside companies as well as a springboard for projects generated within the Actors Centre, presenting the work that comes out of putting actors together with those who are telling new stories and throwing down new challenges to the actor.
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