A Fine Balance
For Tamasha, in association with Hampstead Theatre.
This was a excellent adaptation and production of Rohinton Mistry's Booker short-listed novel.
India 1975, and a callous government declares a State of Emergency. In these uncertain times, Dina Dalal – a spirited Parsi widow determined to avoid a second marriage – takes a student boarder and two Hindu tailors into her ramshackle flat. As the Emergency's forbidding policies bring chaos to the city, the four strangers, whose lives have become inextricably linked, find themselves crossing divides of caste, class and religion to form the most unexpected of friendships.
The show, written by Sudha Buchar and Kristine Landon-Smith and directed by Kristine, enjoyed two sell-out runs at Hampstead Theatre.