A play exploring biracial identity.
'I'm scared that I'm missing out on things, losing things, that were supposed to be passed down...'
Rachel is stuck - from two different backgrounds but without one clear identity. And with her Indian grandfather's health declining and her father's rejection of his roots, time is running out.
Desperate to maintain her connection to her heritage, Rachel organises the family's very first celebration of Diwali, determined to bring Indian culture into their lives before it's too late. As the Singh family are pushed to their limits, family lines are drawn, British politeness begins to slip, and they are forced to confront what they are at risk of losing.
With music, food, and even board games, this moving, family comedy-drama shines a light on the modern biracial experience. When does cultural heritage become lost through generations? And at what point should we fight to keep that legacy alive?
About the Author
Dan is a writer and director, who set up Want the Moon in 2018 to create exciting and challenging pieces of theatre. His work has been performed all over the country, at festivals including Brighton Fringe, Little Leeds Fringe and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. As a writer, Dan idolises the plays of Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard, and he is obsessed with film. Dan enjoys writing theatre and film reviews online, and his thoughts can be found on Broadway Baby and Flickering Myth, amongst other websites.