17 May 2019 / Events
Bhuchar Boulevard – May 19th
Come to the Tara Theatre this Sunday!
Evening Conversations: written and performed by Sudha Bhuchar
“Your’e the one with the identity crisis, not us mum!”
What’s it like to be a “cultural leader” who has created many successes only to find you have to begin again? What’s it like to reach a certain age and a certain status then to revisit your life, to take stock, to reassess? Middle class, middle aged multicultural mother of millennium sons, Sudha Bhuchar lives a “squeezed middle” life in Wimbledon. As she navigates her friendships, family and returning to India as a Non-Resident Indian, the acclaimed playwright and director is prompted to investigate her own sense of home and her place in the world.
Evening Conversations is a warm-hearted and engaging extended monologue inspired by Sudha’s evening conversations with her sons, as she invites them to share their dreams and views on life over a glass of Prosecco or two. Written and performed by Sudha, the work scrutinises the tendency we have to re-evaluate our lives as we grow older, discusses the complexity of identity and difference through the experiences that we share and takes a wry and affectionate look at the differences of perspective and outlook that divide us from our parents’ and our children’s generations.
Sudha Bhuchar is an actor/playwright and artistic leader and founder of Bhuchar Boulevard, a theatre company connecting across difference to touch the heart. The company’s inaugural show, Child of the Divide toured across UK in 2017 and was shortlisted for the Eastern Eye, Arts & Cultural Award (2018) and received the Best Stage Production award at the Asian Media Awards (2018).
Sudha Bhuchar has contributed an essay in Scenes from the Revolution: Making Political Theatre (1968-2018) edited by Kim Wiltshire and Billy Cowan. Published by Edge Hill University Press in partnership with Pluto Press. Sudha Bhuchar was cofounder and director of Tamasha Theatre from 1989-2015.
Tara Theatre, 356 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, London SW18 4ES
May 19 2019 14.00 19.00
£17.50 , £13.50
Box office: 0208 333 4457