- Sit back, relax at home, and watch the pre-recorded production at a time that suits you.
- Join us at 16:15 on 15 November for the live, online Q and A via Zoom!
- The performance is 30 minutes long and will be available from 15:15 on 15 November, and for 48 hours after the discussion.
- Register for the performance and to participate in the Q and A.
- Free of charge
- Language: Bangla. This will have English subtitles.
Asad is a single, retired man who lives with his extended family in Bangladesh. On his 65th birthday, he declares that he will be compassionate to the needy and tell the truth and nothing but the truth.
Though in the UK, child labour is associated with the Victorian era, in other parts of the world, including Bangladesh, it still exists. Even now, this is the case with Asad's family.
Asad's sister-in-law's diamond ring goes missing and unsurprisingly, the very first suspect is 11-year-old Rahmat, the house boy. During the interrogation by members of the family, Rahmat is tortured and killed. The well-connected family claim that the boy died from a heart condition, proving the imbalance of justice for rich and poor.
But can Asad stick to his birthday resolution? Will he be able to tell the truth? Or will he be labelled as a forgetful old man with unreliable testimony? At the end, despite living within a close family, Asad becomes more reclusive and absent-minded as he succumbs to dementia.
About the company
Bangladesh Udichi Shilpi Gosthi UK Sangsad believes in using arts and culture to celebrate diversity. It also believes in the implementation of equal opportunities for all artists and actively supports policies aiming to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of ethnicity, gender, age, religion or disability.