Puppet Chunni with Sameena Zehra and Narinder Samra as puppeters, A Fine Balance, 2006

Puppet Chunni with Sameena Zehra and Narinder Samra as puppeters

"It tells a grim tale with wit, warmth and a keen eye for the join between public policies and private lives ****” 
The Times


A Fine Balance

adapted by Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith from the novel by Rohinton Mistry

India 1975, and a callous government has declared a State of Emergency.

In these uncertain times, Dina Dalal – a spirited Parsi widow determined to avoid a second marriage – takes a student boarder and two Hindu tailors into her ramshackle flat.

As the Emergency's forbidding policies bring chaos to the city, the four strangers, whose lives have become inextricably linked, find themselves crossing divides of caste, class and religion to form the most unexpected of friendships.

Produced in association with Hampstead Theatre

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