An Indian Abroad
Stifled by life in middle-class India, Krishnan is desperate to see more of the world, so he visits the exotic island of Great Britain to learn about life and who he is - a solo show by Pariah Khan, directed by Manga Theatre's Eduardo Gama
Stifled by life in middle-class India, Krishnan is desperate to see more of the world, so he visits the exotic island of Great Britain to learn about life and who he is. What does Krishnan’s journey teach him about the world? What might he learn about himself? And what happens when he falls in love with one of the natives?
“A generous and hilarious writer and performer with a keen eye for detail and impeccable comic timing. Hari has a big future ahead of him.”
Nikesh Shukla, Editor of The Good Immigrant
Pariah Khan is a writer, performer, filmmaker and professional wrestling manager. He was named one of Bristol’s most influential young people for his work in theatre and comedy. He was selected by BBC Three and The Latimer Group as one of the UK’s top 50 creative young people and he was selected by Channel 4’s Random Acts to write and direct his first short film ‘Slice’.
After sell out performances at Theatre Shop (Clevedon), Bread & Roses (Clapham), the Wardrobe, Old Joint Stock (Birmingham) and Tara Arts (London), the show returns home to Bristol after touring to the Rondo Theatre (Bath), Oxford Playhouse, Upstairs at the Western (Leicester), Derby Theatre and the Hope and Mill Theatre (Manchester).
“A shrewd and bitingly funny send-up of the ‘spiritual journey’.”
★★★★ PubTheatres Magazine
“That Pariah Khan is a smart man. It’s a jaunty hour, full of well-timed gags yet beneath the joviality, there lies an acerbic touch.”
★★★★ Bristol Post
“The best comedy can both make us laugh and make us think; An Indian Abroad succeeds on both fronts.”
Blog of Theatre Things
Written and Performed by Pariah Khan
Directed by Manga Theatre’s Eduardo Gama
Supported by Arts Council England, Rising, Arnolfini, Creative Youth Network
Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)Artist's Website
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