Following its critically praised run at Soho Theatre, numerous festival performances and an audio version release on Audible, acclaimed actor and writer, Sudha Bhuchar brings her one woman show Evening Conversations to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August
Middle class, middle aged, multicultural mother of millennial sons, Sudha lives a ‘squeezed middle’ life in Wimbledon. As she navigates her career, family and returning to India as a NRI (Non-Resident Indian), she is prompted to investigate her own sense of home and place in the world. Inextricably shaped by Sudha’s cross-continental childhood, a far cry from her sons’ upbringing in leafy Wimbledon, Evening Conversations is warm hearted, humorous, and truthful storytelling.
Sudha invites her boys to ‘crack open a cold one’ and share their views on life. Will her dual heritage (Hindu/Indian and Muslim/Pakistani), fiercely British, mono-lingual sons see their background as a place of strength or an unwelcome inheritance? Shots are fired in the quick-fire exchanges between mother and sons, forcing Sudha to take stock.
Evening Conversations has wide intergenerational appeal and engages many diverse audiences. This joyful monologue invites you to carry on the conversation after….
Edinburgh Fringe 2023
Theatre EVENING CONVERSATIONS
22 – 27 August 14.30 hrs (60 mins)
PLEASANCE DOME – QUEEN DOME (venue 33)
0131 556 6550 http://www.pleasance.co.uk/
Tickets £12 – £15 – £16.50
An award-winning actor/playwright, Sudha Bhuchar established BHUCHAR BOULEVARD, to produce heartfelt, memorable theatre for multiple and diverse audiences by holding up a mirror to our common humanity. Its inaugural show, Child of the Divide, about the Partition of India seen through the eyes of children, was shortlisted for the Eastern Eye, Arts & Cultural Award and won Best Stage Production at the Asian Media Awards, 2018. Sudha received the Tongues on Fire Flame award 2018 for her contribution to Stage andTelevision.
Sudha’s evolving practice of capturing verbatim conversations as a journey into writing also informed the moving evocation of pandemic loss, love and resilience, Final Farewell, (Tara Theatre 2021). This reflective and collaborative audio promenade performance honouring the losses people have experienced during Covid premiered at Tara Theatre and has since played at Brighton Fringe, Queens Theatre Hornchurch and Greenwich and Docklands festival.