Chasing Hares (London)
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Chasing Hares (London)

Chasing Hares (London) London Reviews and Tickets

(2 Ratings)
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Confusing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Disappointing, Cultured

About the Show

A factory worker in Bengal must decide on the story he wants to tell when asked to write a play. 

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36 Reviews | 0 Followers
Entertaining, Cultured, Ambitious

See it if You like stories about historical and cultural topics. You enjoy good acting with some music thrown in.

Don't see it if You want an easy to understand storyline. You want a play that resolves happily.

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Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched

See it if Sounded like an interesting subject but the topic was discussed for all of 10 minutes in the whole play. Promising idea but poorly executed.

Don't see it if Setting was unclear at first and play felt as if it was trying a bit too hard.

Critic Reviews (9)

The London Evening Standard
July 27th, 2022

"This is yet another play carrying the message that theatre is terribly important, actually. Well, yes, it is, or at least it can be. But demonstrate that to us: don’t tell us."
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The Guardian (UK)
July 26th, 2022

"The story has some too-neat parallels between West Bengal and the UK and it is perhaps too sentimental in its ending, but this is easily forgiven when weighed up against its emotional power and intelligence."
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London Theatre
July 26th, 2022

"Chasing Hares follows in a necessary and honourable tradition of making theatre that matters even if, on this occasion, the result needs further shaping and streamlining if it is to properly and thoroughly shake us up."
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The Times (UK)
July 26th, 2022

"The good parts of this sometimes fascinating, politically questioning play by Sonali Bhattacharyya are very good indeed. ... 'Chasing Hares' is a pacy, thrilling depiction of compromise and coercion."
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Time Out London
July 26th, 2022

" ‘Chasing Hares’ tries to get the audience chanting along fall a little flat. But even if it doesn't fully rouse the masses, this is still a thoughtful and thoroughly welcome contribution to the conversation around workers' rights, as our politicians try their best to erode them."
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The Arts Desk
July 27th, 2022

"With its energetic arguments, moments of great charm, gritty humour, and mix of filth and idealism, this story of resistance and dignity in the face of dreadful global exploitation is both relevant and contemporary"
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The Stage (UK)
July 26th, 2022

"It’s ultimately a play about what it means to have ideals and to try to implement them. Though the ending, in which we return to the present, is low-key and poignant, it is offset with a note of hope."
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July 26th, 2022

"This impassioned new play from Sonali Bhattacharyya - draws direct comparisons between the use of child labour in India and the current UK gig economy. It also paints a moving portrait of a father and daughter separated by a generation – and a continent – but united by their bravery to stand up to exploitation."
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