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Indian Ink

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  4f, 14m

"A celebration of the power of art and an elegy for its secrets." - London Sunday Times

"Moving and intelligent." - Guardian

"Charming." - Financial Times

"An evening of wry, romantic melancholia." - Evening Standard

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 14m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult
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Summary
Flora Crewe, an unconventional, young English poet living in India in 1930, is having her portrait painted by local artist Nairad Das and writing letters home to her sister Nell. Intermittent scenes, which are set in England in 1980, focus on Nell as she sorts through the cherished letters to aid Flora's would be biographer, Eldon Pike. Within this context, Indian Ink weaves a captivating, whimsical love story that underscores aspects of relationships between cultures and between the sexes that are indelible.
  • Time Period 1980s, 1930s
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

Media

"A celebration of the power of art and an elegy for its secrets." - London Sunday Times

"Moving and intelligent." - Guardian

"Charming." - Financial Times

"An evening of wry, romantic melancholia." - Evening Standard

"A moving and entertaining evening; funny, sad, and touchingly gently." - Sunday Mail

"This sad, funny play is a wonderfully affectionate remembrance of things past." - Daily Telegraph

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Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard’s most recent play, The Hard Problem, opened at the National Theatre in 2015. He wrote his first play, Enter a Free Man, whilst working as a journalist in Bristol. His plays include Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, After Magritte, ...

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