An excitingly theatrical and chilling horror story for our time.
In the hours before a live TV debate, a young activist and a spokesperson for the ruling party meet in an isolated house in a forest. These political, ideological and religious adversaries – brought together by a journalist mutual friend – must sit and wait – fearful of the coming conflict. The forest is haunted by the spectre of a wild leopard, once caged within the crumbling house but now free to roam and terrorise at will – but only some can see the beast and hear him roar.
As crowds gather demanding to attend the debate, mounting paranoia and horror collide in an explosive unravelling of political convictions and personal histories.
This excitingly theatrical and chilling horror story for our time shows the dangers of growing populism, unbridled social media and how fear can be manufactured and manipulated to manifest itself in real and violent ways.
Deepika Arwind is a celebrated international playwright from Bangalore whose work has been presented across Europe and India, and in the USA.
Kali Theatre presents thought provoking new plays by women writers with a South Asian background which reflect and comment on our lives today. Their award-winning productions have won rave reviews, sell out performances and inspired audiences throughout the UK and beyond.