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Partition

  • Venue: Pop-Up theatre
  • Duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes (no interval)
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IT SHOULD BE THE HAPPIEST DAY OF SAIMA AND RANJIT’S LIVES — THEY’RE GETTING MARRIED!

They have their rings, their suits, their speeches, but Saima’s Muslim and Ranjit’s Sikh parents are not by their side. Hate, not love, hangs over this couple’s union. Partition tells the tale of how, 70 years after it was abruptly divided, the history of the Indian subcontinent continues to tear families apart. Partition was first created as a radio play live in front of audiences to commemorate the 70th anniversary of India’s partition and the creation of Pakistan.

A Leeds Playhouse production.

Cast & Credits

By Nick Ahad / Director Stefan Escreet /

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    Sushil Chudasama
    as Ranjit, Salim, Rajpal
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    Mez Galaria
    as Saima
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    Balvinder Sopal
    as Amina, Mandy, Denise
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    Luke Walker
    as Lorry Driver, BBC Newsreader, Larry, Bob, Nigel

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Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Sing along with the cast in this exclusive performance. Lyrics will be on screen, so you can join in as loud as you like. Open to all, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

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*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.

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  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
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