One of the greatest romantic plays in world literature.
An ancient piece, written in the fourth century, by India's most revered Sanskrit poet and playwright, Kalidasa, this play retells one of the most moving stories in the Mahabharata: A powerful King falls in love with Sakuntala, a beautiful and innocent hermitage girl, but their passionate romance is cruelly interrupted by a terrible curse.
In turns both comic and tragic, moving and uplifting, this epic play carries the audience through every twist and turn of their heroic romance.
The Recognition of Sakuntala is justifiably the most loved and famous play to have ever come out of the Indian subcontinent.
Community20 and Grit Productions have enjoyed sell out productions of Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Hackney Empire), Pages (The Pacific Playhouse) Macbeth (Theatro Technis) and most recently A Christmas Carol (The Kings Head).
This award winning production partnership continues to breathe fresh life into all of their stories, whether it be new writing, contemporary adaptations or re-interpretations of timeless classics.
Rarely tackled in over fifty years, The Recognition of Sakuntala is bursting with vibrancy and inspiration. An ancient epic is now to be re-born.