Posts Tagged ‘Multitudes’


Britain Retold

Friday, February 13th, 2015 by Tricycle


Britain Retold: A Portrait of London
An exhibition by Sara Shamsavari

With the World Premiere of John Hollingworth’s Multitudes in the Tricycle Theatre, we’re delighted to host acclaimed artist Sara Shamsavari’s Britain Retold, which previously exhibited at City Hall in 2011 and subsequently at Rich Mix and IITSPIRATION London in 2014.

Britain Retold is an ongoing body of work which reveals individual perspectives on British identity and how it is perceived within one of the country’s most international, rapidly changing cities, London – themes closely mirrored in Multitudes.

The exhibition reflects a range of viewpoints from diverse cultural backgrounds, and are brought together to form the series in an aim to create a singular voice. The series consists of intimate portraits that incorporate the symbolism of the Union Jack, which in these contexts presents both positive and negative connotations. The images are juxtaposed with statements, enabling the public to explore and challenge their past and current interpretations of what it is to be British.

Britain Retold seeks to open a platform that allows the multi communities in London to begin redefining what it means to be British, moving toward being wholly inclusive and allowing new associations to exist alongside tradition.

About the Artist

Sara Shamsavari is a British artist of Iranian heritage whose works explore and reinterpret identity and address current social and cultural concerns. While each of photographic series’ has a distinct focus they all seek to encourage the ideals of non-judgement, equality, unity in diversity and collective responsibility.

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Britain Retold is showing in the Tricycle Gallery from 17 February – 20 March, alongside our World Premiere production of Multitudes in the theatre. Multitudes, written by John Hollingworth and directed by Indhu Rubsingham, runs from 19 February – 21 March, and explores one family’s conflicts of faith, belonging and who gets to call themselves British. Find out more and book now.


From Actor to Playwright – John Hollingworth on Multitudes

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 by Tricycle

Multitudes Playwright John Hollingworth is used to being on the stage rather than behind it. As well as being an actor, Multitudes is John’s first full length play. In this short video blog, John tells us what its like to make the switch from actor to playwright and how he feels the experience has changed his perceptions

Click here for more information about Multitudes and to book tickets.


On set in Bradford #Multitudes

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 by Tricycle

In preparation for the Tricycle’s next World Premiere Multitudes, Director Indhu Rubasingham, Designer Richard Kent, Writer John Hollingworth and Assistant Director Harry Mackrill recently embarked on a research trip to Bradford. Once considered the wool capital of the world, Bradford is now the proud owner of the world’s first UNESCO City of Film title. The Multitudes team spent a busy day exploring the city’s best loved sites and perhaps less well explored backstreets, seeking inspiration and insight into this vibrant city that is the setting of our upcoming show Multitudes. Designer Richard Kent took the atmospheric photos you see here.

For more information about Multitudes and to book click here.


Cast just announced – Multitudes

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 by Tricycle


We are thrilled to announce the cast of our next world premiere, Multitudes by John Hollingworth, directed by Indhu Rubasingham (Red Velvet, Handbagged, The House That Will Not Stand).

Clare Calbraith plays Natalie. For theatre, her work includes Last Days of Troy (Royal Exchange & Shakespeare’s Globe), Neighbors (HighTide), Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Royal Exchange), Humble Boy (New Victoria Theatre) and A Doll’s House (Northcott Exeter). Her television work includes Home Fires, Silent Witness, Vera (series regular), Downton Abbey (series regular), The Shadow Line, Coronation Street (series regular), 55 Degrees North and Heartbeat (series regular); and for film, Mindscape and Behind the Wall.

Navin Chowdhry plays Kash. His theatre work includes The Night Before Christmas (Soho Theatre), Shades, Behind the Image (Royal Court Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Night Sky (The Old Vic). For television, his credits include Babylon, A Touch of Cloth, The Job Lot, Body Farm, Reunited, Five Days, NY-Lon, Doctor Who and Teachers; and for film, Happy New Year, Skellig, Red Mercury, The Seventh Coin and King of the Wind.

Salma Hoque plays Khadira. Her theatre credits include Drawing The Line (Hampstead Theatre) and Sick Rooms (NYT). For television, her work includes FAM and Holby City.

Asif Khan plays Julian/ Shabir/ Shafiq. His theatre work includes The Nutcracker, The Snow Queen (Unicorn Theatre), Queen of the Nile (Hull Truck), Snookered (Bush Theatre) and Twelfth Night (National Theatre). For television, his credits include The Dumping Ground, Dark Matters, Spooks, The Liquid Bomb Plot and Postal; and for film, Dumpee.

Jacqueline King plays Lyn. Her theatre credits include Life for Beginners (Theatre 503), Beyond the Horizon / Spring Storm (National Theatre / Royal and Derngate, Northampton), Larkin with Women, Major Barbara, Press Cuttings, The Madras House (Orange Tree Theatre), Damsel in Distress (Duchess Theatre) and Comic Potential (Lyric Theatre). For television, her work includes Silk, Give Out Girls, George Gently, Doctor Who, Missing, House of Saddam and 55 Degrees North; and for film, Writers’ Retreat and The Prince of Hearts.

Maya Sondhi plays Rukhsana/ Sam/ Harpreet. Her theatre credits include There (Royal Court), Yerma (Arcola Theatre), Bollywood Cinderella (Tara Arts), A Bold Stroke For A Husband (Bridewell) and The Massacre (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds). For television, her work includes Citizen Khan, Silent Witness, Judge John Deed, Collision, Doctors, Family Affairs, Brum and Fair City.

Multitudes is on stage at the Tricycle from 19 Feb – 21 Mar. Click here for more information and to book.