NEWS: Full Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Chasing Hares

The production will run at the Young Vic Theatre from the 16th July until the 13th August.

The Young Vic Theatre has announced full casting for the upcoming world premiere of Sonali Bhattacharyya’s Chasing Hares, set in between the UK and West Bengal and considers the power of storytelling in the struggle for a fairer world.

Directed by Milli Bhatia, the production is set to star: Ayesha Dharker (The Father, The Father and The Assassin) as Chellam, with Zainab Hasan (The Welkin, Lotus Beauty) as Kajol, Scott Karim (Dracula, The Invisible Hand) as Devesh, Saroja-Lily Ratnavel (Bravo Two Charlies, Electric Rosary) as Amba and Irfan Shamji (The Ipcress File, Hamlet) as Prab.

By day machine operator Prab struggles to survive the precarity and brutality of his factory job in West Bengal, by night he writes stories for his baby daughter Amba. When a popular actress recruits him to write a play for her, Prab seizes the opportunity to expose the injustice of factory conditions and the rumors of child exploitation. But in his fight for change, is he ready to risk his future, his family and even his own life?

Meanwhile, the creative team has also been confirmed to include: designs by Moi Tran,lighting design by Jai Morjaria, video design by Akhila Krishnan, sound design by Donato Wharton, composition by Sarathy Korwar and movement direction by Chi San Howard. The creative team is complete with casting director Polly Jerrold, R&D Dramaturg Guy Jones, R&D lyric consultant Jammz, audio description by Eleanor Margolies and captioning by Miranda Yates.

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