Gauhar Jaan-The Datia Incident


A multilingual play fused with live music and dance that celebrates the early 20th century musical revolution, and the remarkable story of a talented musician who only ever craved control over her own fate.
Gauhar Jaan-The Datia Incident

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Omnibus Theatre
Started: Tuesday 10 April 2018
Closes: Sunday 29 April 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 14+

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Background


Gauhar Jaan - The Datia Incident is a multilingual play fused with live music and dance that celebrates the early 20th century musical revolution, and the remarkable story of a talented musician who only ever craved control over her own fate.


An exhibition will run in the venue's café space throughout the production based on the early recording industry, the life of Gauhar Jaan and the role of women and courtesans in India at the beginning of the 20th Century.


Synopsis


The story of India's first recording artist.


India, Oct 1902.


Fred Gainsberg is travelling across the country capturing the exotic sounds of the East on his miraculous new machine, the Gramophone.


He hopes to record the beautiful voice of Gauhar Jaan, a young courtesan famed not only for her musical prowess, but her particular demands.


Meanwhile, invited to play at a royal coronation, Gauhar's requests see the Maharaja pull a trick that leaves her refusing to perform.


Unhappy being a puppet of the court, Gauhar embraces the new recording technology that other artists have feared and becomes India's very first recording artist.


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Theatre


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1 Northside (The Old Library)
Clapham Common
London SW4 0QW

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 10 April 2018

Press night:Friday 13 April 2018

Closes:Sunday 29 April 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Sunday - 4-00pm

Tickets


Standard:
£15

Concessions:
£12

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Cast


To be announced

Creatives


Author: Tarun Jasani
Director: Mukul Ahmed
Set designer: Sophie Jump
Musical direction: Tarun Jasani

Choreography: Arunima Kumar
Lighting: Paul Micah
Production: Mukul and Ghetto Tigers

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