Loyalty & Dissent

Loyalty & Dissent creative team
The company of ‘Loyalty & Dissent’ (left to right): Mina Maisuria, Melanie Pennant, Jim Conway, Fin Kennedy, Peter Singh, Balvinder Sopal, Kal Sabir, Umar Pasha, Umman Paul Singh Brar, Sid Sagar, Iqbal Husain, Anthony Simpson-Pike

On March 31, Kal performed with a talented group of actors on a project for Tamasha Theatre company called Loyalty & Dissent.

A collaboration with the National Archives based in Kew Gardens, Loyalty & Dissent presented five new short plays about the experiences of South Asians during the First World War.

The material and characters were based on actual documents from the National Archives. The script-in-hand scratch performance was received by a full house at the Rich Mix in Shoreditch.

Artistic Director of Tamasha, Fin Kennedy, hosted a post-show Q&A with the writers of the scripts and also the director of the project, Anthony Simpson-Pike.

Download the plays from the National Archives Website.