By John Hollingworth
Directed by Indhu Rubasingham

FOUR STARS ‘Boldly airs points of view we rarely hear on the British stage’ The Guardian

‘Beautifully acted’ The Times

FOUR STARS ‘This ambitious and well-written play is exactly what we need in our theatres right now’ Londonist

FOUR STARS ‘A necessary play guaranteed to stoke argument and debate’ The Guardian

‘This really is a play for today’ The Arts Desk

‘While we’re watching Saturday Kitchen Live and getting our bits from M&S and indulging down the gastropub, there’s an army of people – a growing army of people – shunning our lifestyle.’

Bradford.  On the eve of a Conservative Party Conference the country is in turmoil and one of its most multicultural cities awaits a visit from the Prime Minister.

Kash, a liberal British Muslim, prepares his address to politicians about the state of the nation. His girlfriend Natalie, a recent convert to Islam, cooks for anti-war protesters gathered at the Town Hall. Lyn, her mother, moans to anyone who’ll listen about the decline of her cherished England.  It’s all too much for Kash’s daughter Qadira, who begins to plan a radical intervention. As the nation questions immigration policies and military support in the Middle East, one family face their own internal conflict of faith, belonging, and who gets to call themselves British.

‘This whole multicultural happy-clappy hippie-dippie love-in is a fantasy.’

Please note that Strobe Lighting is used in this production.

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2 Responses for “Multitudes”

  1. Dorothy Gonsalves Says:

    I admire the Tricycle Theatre for putting on such a topical and thought-provoking play. This is what theatre is really about. Hats off to everyone involved – the writing, the staging, the acting were all very impressive. To be honest, I was expecting it to be a bit worthy but it kept your attention throughout and it was unexpectedly humorous at times. But there was also genuine emotion and the ending was moving. A very satisfying experience.

  2. Graham Coult Says:

    I went to see Multitudes yesterday at the Tricycle Theatre (having heard about it through an interview with the playwright on Radio 4’s Today Programme), and strongly recommend going to see it – the writing and acting are excellent. it’s apparently John Hollingworth’s inaugural play, you wouldn’t think so watching it. It is intense, powerful, moving and very very thought provoking.

    The cast’s performances are outstanding, especially Asif Khan who seems to flit effortlessly between portraying several very different characters with diverse accents – and he does it very convincingly.

    I’m very glad I went to see this play. Congratulations to all involved.

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Indhu Rubasingham

Richard Kent
Lighting Designer:
Oliver Fenwick
Sound Designers:
Ben and Max Ringham
Movement Director:
Lucy Hind

Clare Calbraith,
Navin Chowdhry,
Salma Hoque,
Asif Khan,
Jacqueline King,
Maya Sondhi