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An Arrangement of Shoes

Footnote Theatre in association with Tara Arts presents

Award-winning writing by Abhishek Majumdar - an astonishing theatre voice from India, whose play The Djinns of Eidgah was produced by the Royal Court in 2016.

An Arrangement of Shoes is a moving, personal and energeting one-woman show set in an Indian Railway Colony. This play will be featured as part of Tara Art's #70/70 season showcasing 70 works to commemorate 70 years of Independence of India and Pakistan. It will also feature in the 70th Edinburgh Fringe before touring to Vancouver, Canada.

"How do we begin to remember those that are no longer with us? Do we arrange their history, their memories, their photographs....Or do we begin bottom up, by arranging therir shoes?"

On the eve of her grandfather's burrial, Rukshar searches through her memories for something that will help her reconnect with her past, her grandfather and....his shoes. Spirited and engaging, muslim storyteller Rukshar brings her home and family to life; in revisiting their shared past she relates an intriguing history - not only her own, but also of the first Gulf War and its wide-reaching consequences.

Touching, inventive and disarming in its warmth and simplicity, An Arrangement of Shoes charts the ebb and flow of love, loss and family ties whilst subtly exploring themes of globalisation and identity, in the Age of Faith.

Footnote Theatre presented in association with Tara Arts, before touring to the Edinburgh Fringe and Vancouver, Canada.