Writer: Satinder Chohan
Director: Katie Posner
Reviewer: Rachel Watson
The Tron Theatre is such a unique place to watch a play, with three small performance spaces, each production is so personal you truly feel part of the show, Made in India is no different.
This fantastic play follows three very different women who are brought together through the business of having a baby. Eva (Gina Isaac) travels to Dr Gupta’s clinic in India as a last resort in her long journey to have a baby. She relies on Dr Gupta (Syreeta Kumar) and her surrogate, Aditi (Ulrika Krishnamurti), as the last two people who can help make her dream come true, but as new rules in India threaten her future, the three women must stick together to fight for Eva’s dream.
Another unusual aspect of the Tron Theatre is the fact that the small stage never gets too cramped. With just three actors in this play, it makes the audience buy into their stories even more. We bond with them, feel joy when they feel joy and feel our hearts break when their’s do. This is often what big productions lack, but in this heart-wrenching story of Eva’s desire to have a child and Aditi’s desperate urge to care for her daughters, this small-scale production is perfect.
The intimate setting and lack of props mean that for the three actresses, the success of the production rests on their shoulders. And they certainly deliver. All are of such a high standard that it is impossible to fault their performances or even to choose a shining star – each shines in her own right.
You are guaranteed an intimate and engaging experience when visiting the Tron and Made in India is definitely no exception to that rule.
Runs until 11 February 2017 | Image: Contributed