£12, £10 for 16 years and under
A young Singaporean man is making a journey to his father’s birthplace in Hyderabad, Pakistan. With him are his father’s ashes. As he travels, he retraces the original journey made by millions of people — including his parents and grandparents —in 1947, during the partition of India and Pakistan.
A play that looks at three generations of men struggling with their dreams and their journeys, Eclipse is an intimate look at personal stories affected by historical events.
“Absorbingly told by Umar Butt, Eclipse suggests that ancestral memory is never as meaningful as the allegiances of everyday life.” The Guardian
“(Playwright Haresh Sharma) has demonstrated a deftness and maturity in scriptwriting, a deeper inquiry into life and humanity, as well as an evident progress in terms of his creations.”
联合早报(Lianhe Zaobao), translated from Mandarin
“This one-man show was deeply rooted in a sense of time and place, and Sharma brought even audience members with little knowledge of partition in India and Pakistan into the events with carefully layered exposition.”
British Theatre Guide
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Wed 18 Nov 2020