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The Village

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This Autumn, you can see the eagerly anticipated The Village - a brand new adaptation of Lope de Vega’s Spanish play, Fuenteovejuna, by playwright April De Angelis - at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Read More >

The eagerly anticipated The Village – a brand new adaptation of Lope de Vega’s Spanish play, Fuenteovejuna, by playwright April De Angelis – plays at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

The Village transports the classic tale to contemporary India. It’s a powerful story of community and solidarity, and the lengths a person will go to protect themselves from tyranny.

In Jyoti’s village, life is simple. People work and sing while living off the land. And finding a partner is far from her mind. She’d much prefer a delicious meal. Things are happy until the Inspector and his men come back to town. But when the tyrannical Inspector has his eye on Jyoti and he commits unspeakable acts against the village, everyone is pushed to breaking point. Will Jyoti dare turn him down despite what it may mean for her village?

This 17th-century masterpiece has been given a renewed sense of urgency in April’s poignant adaptation. The Village stars Anya Chalotra as Jyoti and Art Malik as The Inspector.

Nadia Fall directs The Village as her inaugural production as Artistic Director. Nadia has noted that this production will be directed in homage to Joan Littlewood. The story was previously told on stage when performed by Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop in 1955.

The strictly limited season runs until 6 October.


Age Recommendation: 14+. Contains themes of abuses of power, scenes of sexual assault and violence, including strong language some may find offensive. Contains partial nudity. Strobe lighting is also used in this production. i

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 07/09/2018

Opening Night: 13/09/2018

Closing Night: 06/10/2018

Running time: 2h, inc. interval

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Cast & Creative


Gopi - Harki Bhambra

Ishani - Sudha Bhuchar

Jyoti - Anya Chalotra

Mango - Ameet Chana

Ramdev - Neil D'Souza

Gina - Souad Faress

Panna - Rina Fatania

Vihaan - Naeem Hayat

Farooq - Scott Karim

The Inspector - Art Malik

Mekhal - Arian Nik

Jacinta - Humera Syed

Ved - Ragevan Vasan



Director - Nadia Fall

Designer - Joanna Scotcher

Lighting Designer - Paul Pyant

Movement Director - Polly Bennett

Sound - Helen Atkinson

Author - April De Angelis

Music By - Niraj Chag

Fight Directors - RC-Annie


About Theatre Royal Stratford East

Gerry Raffles Square, London E15 1BN

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