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Chasing Hares. From 16th July to 13th August 2022. Image description:  Irfan Shamji and Ayesha Dharker both standing with chins raised, looking into the distance. Behind them there are crowds of people with arms raised as if protesting, with the sky visible in the background.

A Young Vic and Theatre Uncut co-production

Chasing Hares

Written by Sonali Bhattacharyya
Directed by Milli Bhatia

Mon - Sat, 7.30pm 
Wed - Sat matinee, 2.30pm 

Previews: 16 - 23 Jul


Previews: £40/£30/£22.50/£12.50

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They can’t afford for the truth to get out. He’s the one person brave enough to tell it.

By day machine operator Prab struggles to survive the precarity and brutality of his factory job in West Bengal, by night he writes stories for his baby daughter Amba. When a popular actress recruits him to write a play for her, Prab seizes the opportunity to expose the injustice of factory conditions and the rumours of child exploitation. But in his fight for change, is he ready to risk his future, his family and even his own life?

Winner of Theatre Uncut’s Political Playwriting Award, the world premiere of Sonali Bhattacharyya’s Chasing Hares is directed by Milli Bhatia (seven methods of killing kylie jenner).

  • Show Warnings


    Chasing Hares contains themes of grief and bereavement, death, and abuse and cruelty - specifically child labour exploitation. There are references to sexual misconduct, as well as to discrimination in contexts of race, class and social inequity. The production contains strong language, and scenes alluding to violence and torture. 

Photography by Rosaline Shahnavaz
Design by Émilie Chen

Writer Sonali Bhattacharyya 
Director Milli Bhatia 
Designer Moi Tran 
Lighting Designer Jai Morjaria 
Video Designer Akhila Krishnan 
Sound Designer Donato Wharton 
Composer Sarathy Korwar 
Movement Director Chi San Howard 
Voice and Dialect Coach Gurkiran Kaur
Casting Director Polly Jerrold
Dramaturg Guy Jones
R and D Lyric Consultant Jammz 
Assistant Director Ashen Gupta & Nikhil Vyas
Trainee Assistant Director Tia Ali

With Ayesha Dharker, Zainab Hasan, Scott Karim, Saroja-Lily Ratnavel, and Irfan Shamji

BSL Performance: Fri 29 Jul, 7.30pm 
Audio Described Performances: Tue 2 & Tue 9 Aug, 7.30pm 
Relaxed Performance: Wed 3 Aug, 7.30pm 
Captioned Performance: Thu 4 Aug, 7.30pm
Socially Distanced Performance: Mon 8 Aug, 7.30pm 

Audio Described by Eleanor Margolies
BSL Interpreter Jacqui Beckford
Captioned by Miranda Yates

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