Harlesden High Street
Written by Abhishek Majumdar
Directed by Bethan Dear
Tara Arts Theatre, London, 2013.
Performed by, Jaz Deol, Sakuntala Ramanee,
Rhik Samadder and Fernando Machado,
Penny Elkins and Shama Rahman.
London, Three Lives, One day.
Incorporating live music, Harlesden High Street is a feast for the senses, an explosive exploration of the meaning, value and significance of home. Thought provoking, witty, carefully observed and beautifully written in verse, this is a play for everyone and anyone who has ever lived in London.
Boasting one of the most diverse populations on the planet, London has an influx of thousands of immigrants every year. But what happens to this population when the country's social, financial and political climate is stretched? How are London's demographically diverse boroughs affected? What changes and sacrifices have to be made in order to survive?