Running Time: 70 minutes
**A North West Premiere**
Part of the Big Imaginations festival of theatre for children and families, 19 October – 5 November 2017
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Bhuchar Boulevard In association with Big Imaginations, Partition History Project and Polka Presents
A story of family, identity and belonging; marking the 70th anniversary of the partition of India.
Summer 1947 and 16 million people are on the move between India and the newly-formed Pakistan. Amid the violent political upheaval young Pali’s fingers slip from his father’s hand, and his destiny changes forever.
Taken in by a Muslim family, he is given a new name, a new faith and a new life. But when his real father returns to claim him, Pali must decide who he is: the Hindu boy he was born to be, the Muslim boy he has become, or simply a child of the divide.
Child of the Divide is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
“A wonderful and mature play… with equal appeal to kids and adults, heart and head” – Lyn Gardner, Guardian
Best Kids’ Show of 2006 – Time Out London
“It really was one of the best plays I’ve ever seen… The play taught me how important family is. It also taught me that everyone matters.” – Year 4 pupil, The Priory School, Wimbledon
“Imaginative and educational” – The Stage
“Engaging and memorable” – Mumsnet
“Powerful and heartfelt” – Mumsnet
“Child of the Divide is a vivid picture of intolerance of religious difference set against human kindness.” British Theatre Guide
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