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Two Billion Beats on the Orange Tree Theatre



The Orange Tree Theatre has introduced the complete forged for the return of Sonali Bhattacharya’s ‘Two Billion Beats’.

Nimmo Ismail and Tian Brown-Sampson will direct Shala Nyx (Asha) and Tanvi Virmani (Bettina) within the return of the manufacturing following its acclaimed world premiere on the Orange Tree Theatre in 2022.

It opens on 24 January with previews from 20 January and runs till 4 February 2023. Sonali Bhattacharyya’s upbeat play is a coming-of-age story in regards to the unfairness of rising up in a world the place you don’t make the foundations.

Sonali Bhattacharyya was 2018 Channel 4 author in residence on the OT, the place she wrote Chasing Hares, successful the Sonia Friedman Production Award and Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award,produced on the Young Vic in 2022.

Seventeen-year-old Asha is an empathetic insurgent, impressed byhistorical revolutionaries andiconoclasts Sylvia Pankhurst and B R Ambedkar. She’s unafraid of stating the hypocrisyaround her however much less positive the right way to truly dismantle it

Meanwhile, her youthful sister, Bettina, wide-eyed and naïve, is simply making an attempt to get via theschool day with out getting her pocket cash nicked. When Bettina turns to her for assist, Ashastarts to ask what standing up for her political opinions actually seems to be like.

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Safiyya Ingar and Anoushka Chadha in Two Billion Beats

Sonali Bhattacharyya is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter whose productions embody Megaball (National Theatre Learning), Slummers (Cardboard Citizens/Bunker Theatre), 2066 (Almeida Theatre), The Invisible Boy (Kiln Theatre) and White Open Spaces (Pentabus Theatre).

Two Billion Beats at The Orange Tree Theatre

20 January – 4 February 2023

Mon – Sat 7.30pm Thu & Sat 2.30pm (from 26 Jan)

Captioned Performance: Fri 3 Feb 7.30pm Audio Described Performance: Thu 2 Feb 7.30pm.

Distanced Performances: Thu 2 Feb 7:30pm Fri 3 Feb 7:30pm Post Show Talk & Patrons’ Evening: Tue 31 Jan 7.30pm.

1 Clarence Street, Richmond, TW9 2SA

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