Pah-La


In a remote Tibetan village, Deshar, a young runaway has disowned her father Tsering and become a Buddhist nun. In Lhasa, Chinese Commander Deng is working for the future of the country, unable to meet the needs of his wife and daughter.
Pah-La at The Royal Court Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Royal Court Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 3 April 2019
Closes: Saturday 27 April 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 14+

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Background


Abhishek Majumdar returns to the Royal Court following The Djinns of Eidgah in 2013.


He first worked with the Royal Court in 2010 as a writer on the International Department's two year project in India, and also took part in the Royal Court's International Residency in 2011.


Director Debbie Hannan's previous work at the Royal Court includes Latir and Primetime as well as assisting on The Nether, The Internet is Serious Business and Birdland.


Synopsis


"I just lit up. I did not burn."


In a remote Tibetan village, Deshar, a young runaway has disowned her father Tsering and become a Buddhist nun.


In Lhasa, Chinese Commander Deng is working for the future of the country, unable to meet the needs of his wife and daughter.


When Deshar carries out an act of defiance it reverberates across the whole country and a new freedom struggle is born with life changing consequences for Deshar, Deng and their families.


"Tell that girl, she has changed Tibet forever."


Pah-la, based on real stories during the 2008 Lhasa riots, is an examination of the future of non-violence.


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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 3 April 2019

Press night:Monday 8 April 2019

Closes:Saturday 27 April 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑45pm (7pm 8 April)

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 3-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm

(from 11 Apr)


Tickets


Standard:
From £12

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Access information


Captioned performance: Wed 24 Apr 7.45pm

Creatives


Author: Abhishek Majumdar
Director: Debbie Hannan

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