Sudha Bhuchar
Sudha Bhuchar
28th September 2023

Sudha Bhuchar: Evening Conversations

7:45 pm
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“You’re the one with the identity crisis mum, not us!”

Acclaimed actor and writer Sudha Bhuchar presents Evening Conversations, a warm-hearted monologue.

Middle class, middle aged, multicultural mother of millennial sons, Sudha lives a ‘squeezed middle’ life in Wimbledon. As she navigates her career, family and returning to India as a NRI (Non-Resident Indian), she is prompted to investigate her own sense of home and place in the world.

Inextricably shaped by Sudha’s cross-continental childhood, a far cry from her sons’ upbringing in leafy Wimbledon, Evening Conversations is a humorous, and truthful 80 minutes of storytelling.

Sudha invites her boys to ‘crack open a cold one’ and share their views on life. Will her dual heritage (Hindu/Indian and Muslim/Pakistani), fiercely British, mono-lingual sons see their background as a place of strength or an unwelcome inheritance? Shots are fired in the quick-fire exchanges between mother and sons, forcing Sudha to take stock.

Read and hear the reviews here

Presented by Sampad and Midlands Arts Centre.

Radiates knowledge, warmth and real likeability.

– Guardian

Full of truth and beauty. Really brave.

– Riz Ahmed

Wonderfully ebullient, witty, at times wickedly funny and poignantly political, this is a show that crosses ages, cultures and generations.

– Journalist Carole Woddis