An Indian Abroad
by Hari Ramakrishnan - directed by Eduardo Gama
Sacred places. Mythical structures with healing powers. Nando's.
Stifled by his life in middle-class India, Krishnan is desperate to see more of the world. He takes a year out from his studies to visit the island of Great Britain.
Keen to seek out the locals, he wants to learn about life through their eyes.
What does Krishnan's journey teach him about the world?
What might he learn about himself?
And what happens when he falls for one of the natives?
Music by Durga Ramakrishnan
Supported by Creative Youth Network and Rising Arts
An Indian Abroad
Hari Ramakrishnan is a writer and performer, voted as one of Bristol's Most Influential Young People by Rife Magazine for his work in theatre and comedy. He was also chosen by BBC Three as one of the UK's top 50 creative young people to pilot their Playground scheme with The Latimer Group. Outside film and theatre, he works as professional wrestling manager Pariah Khan.
His debut one man show 'An Indian Abroad' takes the trope of white adventurers exploring 'foreign' lands and spins this concept on its head, asking that all important question: what if someone from India took a gap year to Britain?
"A generous and hilarious writer and performer with a keen eye for detail and impeccable comic timing. He has a big future ahead of him" - Nikesh Shukla, Editor of The Good Immigrant
"An exceptional young talent. A sharp eye for social observation, a keen wit and versatile tone. I am particularly impressed by his light candour on stage. Time and space are all we requires to become a much heralded success." - Dr Edson Burton, Writer and Historian
Eduardo Gama is a Portuguese theatre director and sound designer based in Bristol. He has worked in Portugal, England and Greece as actor, sound designer and theatre director. He is also a senior researcher at a centre for performance and artistic studies. Using his background as a musician, Eduardo began to incorporate the use of the body as a musical instrument and musical instruments as an extension of the performer’s body. In his creative work he incorporates a wide range of influences: from music, theatre and dance, to mindfulness and martial arts. Eduardo is co-founder of the Manga Theatre international project.
Sunday 23rd September at 7:30pm
Monday 24th September at 7:30pm
Tuesday 25th September at 7:30pm
Tickets: £10 | Concessions: £8
Running time: 60mins
Recommended 14+. Ticket purchases are non refundable. Concession prices apply to students; under 18s; pensioners; those on disability and unemployment benefits; Equity, BECTU & SDUK members; Portico Places cardholders. As a young venue we are still upgrading and developing the space, any additional donations are much appreciated and will be used towards improving the theatre even further and keeping the venue going in the long-term.