Event

No Dogs, No Indians - Siddhartha Bose

Wednesday 24 May
Norwich Arts Centre
8 - 10.20pm (inc. interval)
£10 / £15 joint ticket with 'The Lowlands'

Limited number of standing tickets now available!

Three interlocking stories explore the effects and legacy of the British in India in an extraordinary new play by poet and playwright Siddhartha Bose to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s independence.

No Dogs, No Indians will uncover forgotten stories from the past and provide new perspectives on the Anglo-Indian encounter. Bose unites with producer Tom Chivers of Penned in the Margins and director Russell Bender to create a memorable and timely new piece of theatre; a fresh and emotionally resonant examination of the legacy of empire.

Suitable for ages 14+.

 ‘An extraordinary odyssey’ - Julian Sands, BBC Radio 4

Commissioned by Brighton Festival, Southbank Centre, Live Theatre, GemArts, Writers' Centre Norwich, and Norwich Arts Centre.


About Siddharta Bose

Siddhartha Bose is a poet, playwright, theatre-maker and academic based in Hackney. Born in Kolkata and raised in Mumbai, he spent seven years in the US before moving to London in 2005 on a British government scholarship. He has published two poetry collections from Penned in the Margins, and written and performed three works for theatre: Kalagora (2010), London's Perverted Children (2012) and The Shroud (2014). He was a Leverhulme Fellow in Drama at Queen Mary, University of London (2011-13). He has written a book on performance and the grotesque, Back and Forth (CSP, 2015) and made a film on Mumbai, Animal City (2015). Website

Read our Q&A with Siddhartha ahead of No Dogs No Indians at Norwich Arts Centre

The Shroud - Promotional Trailer from Penned in the Margins on Vimeo.


About Penned in the Margins

Penned in the Margins creates publications and performances for people who are not afraid to take risks. They believe in the power of language to challenge how we think, test new ideas and explore alternative stories. Penned operates across the arts, collaborating with writers, artists and creative partners using new platforms and technologies. As well as their award-winning publishing list, they curate and produce a wide range of productions: from bespoke literary salons to internationally touring theatre shows. Notable past productions include Kalagora by Siddhartha Bose (Edinburgh Fringe & UK tour, 2011-12), Electronic Voice Phenomena (UK tour, 2013) Drift by Caroline Bergvall (UK tour, 2014), The Shipwrecked House by Claire Trévien (UK tour, 2014), Sunspots by Simon Barraclough (UK tour, 2015-16) and Schlock! by Hannah Silva (UK & international tour, 2015-16). They were selected to join the Arts Council's National Portfolio in 2015. Website