Read more about the article REVIEW:  Two Billion Beats, Orange Tree Theatre (2022)
Safiyya Ingar as Asha and Anoushka Chadha as Bettina (Photo: Alex Brenneer)

REVIEW: Two Billion Beats, Orange Tree Theatre (2022)

Two British Asian sisters, both are at secondary school, one nearing the end and looking at university entrance to SOAS and the other, younger and hoping to buy a pet hamster.  The elder girl Asha (Safiyya Ingar) is studying hard and getting involved in political history; the younger Bettina (Anoushka Chadha) is being bullied on the bus home from school.  The playwright of Two Billion Beats, Sonali Bhattacharyya is a graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers Programme and is under contract currently to the Almeida Theatre and The Kiln. 

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Read more about the article REVIEW: NW Trilogy, Dance Floor, Life of Riley and Waking/Walking at the Kiln Theatre (2021)
Life of Riley Chris Tummings as Riley (Photo: Marc Brenner)

REVIEW: NW Trilogy, Dance Floor, Life of Riley and Waking/Walking at the Kiln Theatre (2021)

All three plays feature people coming to live in or near the London Borough of Brent in North West London.  Together they tell us about the diversity of today's demographic in this part of London.   The set, a telephone box with a poster about Enoch Powell and his " Rivers of Hate" speech ties all three plays together.

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