Heat And Dust

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05Staying On20151211

by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, dramatised by Shelley Silas.

A beguiling story of two English women living in India more than fifty years apart. In 1923, Olivia is unhappily married to a civil servant. Her step-granddaughter travels to the subcontinent years later to investigate Olivia's life, which her family regarded as 'something dark and terrible'.

The story centres on the experiences of two very different women in pre- and post- Independence India. One is circumscribed by English mores and the formal social structures of the Raj while the other is free to fall in love, live among Indian people, feel part of the culture. So, it is the story of social change as well as a potent love story.

Today, finding themselves in the same situation, both women must make life-changing decisions.

Pianist - Laurie O'Brien

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.

Finding themselves in the same situation, both women must make life-changing decisions.