30 June – 1 July 2001

Rehearsed Reading and Workshops
as part of the Cascade Conference Programme
at the University of Bath





Thurs 21 Sept 2000

7:30 pm

Taliesin Arts Centre
University of Wales
Singleton Park Swansea SA2 8PZ

tel 01792 296883

World première of the English-language production as part of the Writing Diasporas Conference hosted by the University of Wales, Swansea.

Tues 26 Sept 2000

6:30 pm
The Harold Pinter Studio
School of English and Drama
Queen Mary and Westfield College
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS

tel (Mon/Fri only) 020 7882 7823

Thurs 28 Sept 2000

7:30 pm
University of East Anglia Drama Studio
Norwich NR4 7TJ

tel 01603 592272

Thurs 5 Oct 2000

7:30 pm
21 South Street Arts Centre
Berkshire RG1 4QU

tel 0118 960 6060

Sat 7 Oct 2000

7:30 pm
The Playroom
St Edward’s Passage
Off King’s Parade

Tickets at the door

Sun 8 October 2000

4:30 pm
Brady Arts and Community Centre
192-196 Hanbury Street
London E1 5HU

tel 020 7247 0346

Fri 13 October 2000

7 pm
Cathedral School Theatre
Cathedral School
College Square
Bristol BS1 5TS

tel 0117 929 1872

Wed 18 October 2000

1:30 pm
Henley College
Deanfield Avenue
Oxon RG9 1UH

tel 01491 579988

Fri 20 October 2000

7:30 pm
Pegasus Theatre
Magdalen Road (off Iffley Road)
Oxford OX4 1RE

tel 01865 722851


29 September 2000

(Morning after the performance)
Post-performance discussion with
the Drama Studio & the British Centre For Literary Translation
University of East Anglia, Norwich

7 October 2000

Pre-performance discussion

4 pm
Nihon Room
Pembroke College


8 October 2000

2 pm to 3 pm
Brady Arts and Community Centre, London E1

9 October 2000

2.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Fertility & Reproduction Studies Group
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
University of Oxford
51 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 6PE

The Body's Rituals: Fertility, Reproduction and Allied Themes in a Contemporary Play, NIGHT'S SUNLIGHT, by Ketaki Kushari Dyson

A special workshop presented by Tidal Wave Theatre

Directed by Gail Rosier and assisted by the playwright

There is a substantial discourse in this play on issues such as fertility, childbirth, hysterectomy, menstruation, menopause, infanticide, and foeticide, in addition to other gender issues such as suttee. These threads will be pulled out and incorporated into a workshop with the help of the English-language production's acting team. Relevant extracts will be presented, after which the session will be thrown open to discussion. It would be interesting for the audience to ponder the question of significance: what does it mean, from the viewpoint of social and cultural anthropology, to have such a discourse in a stage play – in a South Asian language, or in English, for that matter?

The workshop on 9 October is designed to generate interest in the play – in the performance at the Pegasus Theatre on 20 October 2000, and to encourage reflection on the interconnections between anthropology, literature, and the theatre.

13 October 2000

2 pm to 3 pm
Cathedral School, Bristol

18 October 2000

Henley College, Henley-on-Thames