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The Shroud

Siddhartha Bose & Avaes Mohammed, photography by Naomi Woddis

The Shroud is a two-man, miniature epic about loss, time and the things that connect us. A father writes letters to his homesick son. A Kolkata potter shapes clay goddesses from the silt of the Ganges. A young man circles the funeral pyre.

Drawing on Hindu myth, memories and personal letters, The Shroud is composed as a series of interweaving dialogues between the poets and theatre-makers Siddhartha Bose and Avaes Mohammad. The ancient and the modern combine to create an inventive, quietly beautiful meditation on death, ritual, fathers and sons.

Creative team

Writer: Siddhartha Bose
Performers: Siddhartha Bose, Avaes Mohammed
Director: Russell Bender
Devised by Bose, Bender & Mohammad
Scenographer: Rajha Shakiry
Sound design: Ed Lewis
Lighting design: Charlie Lucas
Featuring the music of Susheela Raman
Producer: Penned in the Margins

Partners

RichMix, The Asia House Festival of Literature, Arts Admin, Writers’ Centre Norwich, Gem Arts

Supported by Arts Council England

Reviews

‘An epic about how our bodies sometimes remember better than we do especially in times of loss and especially in a world that refuses to give us time to think’- Ian MacMillan, BBC Radio 3

‘Remarkably alive with detail and personality [...] powerful, accomplished and thought-provoking’- A Younger Theatre

‘A beautiful and moving personal tale told through letters and dreams’- Hannah Silva

Shows (2014)

9 – 11 MAY LONDON RICH MIX
17 MAY NORWICH ARTS CENTRE
13 SEP CAEDMON HALL, GATESHEAD

Open discussions: Talking about Death (2014)

27 FEB TOYNBEE STUDIOS
17 APR TOYNBEE STUDIOS

Interviews

Watch Siddhartha Bose and Russell Bender talk about The Shroud for BBC Radio 3

Read an interview with Siddhartha Bose in Exeunt Magazine






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