Spring/Summer Theatre 2019
Award-winning new writing from some of the most exciting playwrights on the scene today
One of India’s top stand up comedians is on a journey to understand why he has no country of his own.
The British came and gave him a colonial accent, British values, decorum, all that and left. He lives in contemporary India – a billion confident humans fed on social media, American consumerism and way past their colonial hangover. How does this man still under the influence – the British influence – survive in ‘New India’? Nobody knows, the least of all him.
Yes, the British came to India, they saw, but who conquered? Nobody knows. The quest for Empire and The Empire striking back is the journey of this stand up special. Who says the tragedies of history aren’t comedy? Everyone. Oh well, too late.
‘Incredible. A mind bogglingly funny and necessary take on the British Empire in India.’