The Fifth Cup is the story of fifteen year old Amrit Singh who, along with the rest of his family, moves to a new city to make a fresh start.
All is going well until Amrit makes a shocking discovery about his past. From then on his world is turned upside down.
The Singh family find themselves being shunned by the local community and cracks start to appear in their once strong, family unit.
Will Amrit be able to overcome the prejudice surrounding him? And will the Singh family need to run away from their secrets yet again?
This thought provoking, inter-generational play has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and guarantees to touch the hearts of everyone who sees it.
Midlands based Caste Away Arts are the artistic wing of the charity CasteWatchUK. They are fast making a name for themselves as an innovative young theatre company tackling taboo issues. They aim to eliminate discrimination through theatre and want to tell the stories of those that have been “cast away” from society because of their caste, creed, race, religion, age, gender or circumstances.
Based on true life experiences, Caste Away Arts first play, The Fifth Cup, gives a poignant insight into caste discrimination within the British-Asian community. Having received a fantastic reception at The Drum Theatre in Birmingham where the production premiered last December, Caste Away Arts are touring The Fifth Cup at the following venues:
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th November
The Peepul Centre, Leicester – For more information visit www.peepularts.com or call box office on 0845 310 3344
The Fifth Cup is written and directed by Rena Dipti Annobil and Reena Bhatoa. For more information and interview requests please contact email@example.com or ring 07811 443300 or 07791 267915 for Artistic Directors, 07531 531 159 for Marketing, 07849 555431 for Production. Also visit www.casteawayarts.com
This tour has been sponsored in part by Arts Council and supported by the charity CasteWatchUK.
Amrit Singh – Sonny Chouhan
Simran Kaur – Parveen Bhairon
Pali Singh – Pardip Kumar
Pami Singh – Rena Annobil
Madman – Haqi Ali
Pritpal Nagra – Amit Amliwala
Mr Nagra – Surj Kumar
Mrs Nagra/Manjeet – Amardeep Nanra
Mandeep Nagra/Jatty – Suni Deol
Teacher – Judith Eveson
Sunny – Amrit Gharu
Michael – Robert Tucker
Beero – Pam Dhillon