Last Dance at Dum Dum


ISBN: 9781854594563
Author: By Ayub Khan Din
Publication Date: 15/07/1999
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 86pp.
Availability: Out of Print


A serious comedy from the author of East is East, about the dying breed of Anglo-Indians living in Calcutta in 1985.

They are a vividly memorable gang of eccentrics and exotics who are attempting to come to terms with their pasts and their fears for the future. Their world is filled with Violet’s hilarious obsession with all things British, Elliot’s questionable dress sense, Daphne’s weakness for French records and the confrontational outbursts of the slightly mad Muriel who would do anything to defend their territory – because just outside the jasmine-coloured walls of Dum Dum, the dark reality of hatred and bigotry is creeping closer and closer…

Ayub Khan Din’s play Last Dance at Dum Dum was first performed in July 1999 at the New Ambassadors Theatre in the West End in a production by the Royal Court Theatre.

‘Khan-Din is no one-hit wonder. He has a rare gift for comedy, but he can also turn the mood on a sixpence’
Daily Telegraph

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