Tara Theatre presents


The 1947 partition of the Indian subcontinent into India and Pakistan saw millions uprooted and resulted in unspeakable violence. It would also shape modern Britain. Witnesses to this brutal moment in history live among us, yet the stories of that time remain shrouded in silence.

Silence is a new play focused on communal storytelling – presenting a shared history inspired by the remarkable personal testimonies of people who lived through the last days of the British Raj.

Based on Kavita Puri’s acclaimed book Partition Voices: Untold British Stories and written by Sonali Bhattacharyya, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Ishy Din and Alexandra Wood.

Original production directed and developed for tour by Abdul Shayek
Directed by Iqbal Khan

From an original co-production by Tara Theatre and Donmar Warehouse
In association with Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

‘Powerful docu-theatre show giving voice to those caught up in the chaos of the Partition of India’

Time Out

‘A moving experience’

The Arts Desk

‘Essential viewing’

Evening Standard

1 hour and 45 minutes

Suitable for ages 14+

Tickets from £10