BRAVELY FOUGHT THE QUEEN
Wednesday, April 3, 1996 to Sunday, May 5, 1996
Venue: Leicester Haymarket, BAC and Watermans
"Razor sharp dialogue... acerbic wit... unrelenting passion" (Daily Jang)
The first UK production of a play by the Indian writer Mahesh Dattani, directed by the author with Michael Walling.
BRAVELY FOUGHT THE QUEEN created a stir in India with its disturbingly honest portrayal of the dysfunctional Trivedi family, confirming Dattani's reputation as a playwright at the top of his game. Unfolding at a relentless pace, the play provides an unflinching insight into the urban Indian milieu, throwing light on a wide range of issues—marital friction, sibling rivalry, sexual politics and the lies we often tell ourselves—before racing to a shocking finale.
"At last we have a playwright who gives sixty million English-speaking Indians an identity" (Alyque Padamsee)
"Powerful and disturbing" (The New York Times)
The production was co-produced with Leicester Haymarket and sponsored by Air India.
The text of BRAVELY FOUGHT THE QUEEN is available from the Bookshop, and the play is also discussed in our book THE ORIENTATIONS TRILOGY.
SUDEEP SEN reviews BRAVELY FOUGHT THE QUEEN