Calcutta Kosher

Calcutta Kosher

“fine performances in Janet Steel’s moving production… There’s plenty of humour too…. and emotional intensity.”
Time Out

“ an elegiac hymn to a disappearing world. Its emphasis on reconciliation and harmony also lends it as an unusual sweetness of temper… strongly defined performances...”
The Guardian

Calcutta Kosher
2004
by Shelley Silas

Two sisters return to the crumbling Calcutta home of their childhood. When family secrets are revealed the women are forced to re-examine their relationship with their mother and the reality of their own lives in the light of a hidden past.

Set in the Indian Jewish community, this funny and moving play explores conflicts between old and new, east and west, tradition and truth. Award winning writer Shelley Silas examines how family and culture, time and distance, influence our sense of who we are. If the past is another country, where is home?

Opened at Southwark Playhouse before a UK tour including Huddersfield LBT, Nottingham Lakeside, Birmingham Rep, Bradford Alhambra, Cambridge Mumford and Manchester Contact.