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Discover a range of playwrights, styles and periods with our fun, informal Play-Reading Group. It's competely FREE to join, refreshments will be provided and there's no need to book so come along and join us.

The following sessions will be taking place at: 
Thimble Mill Library, Thimblemill Rd, Smethwick, B67 5RJ

16 May, Lions and Tigers by Tanika Gupta

Lions and Tigers charts Dinesh Gupta's emotional and political awakening as this extraordinary 19 year old pits himself against the British Raj. Culminating in actions that shook the foundations of the British Empire, Lions and Tigers challenges our assumptions about Indian independence and offers new insights into the battles between the British lions and the Bengal tigers.

Why did we choose this play? Lions and Tigers looks at partitions in the political structures of India and Pakistan. Similar to A Thousand Splended Suns on at the REP between 2 - 18 May, both plays looks at countries struggling through war or political turmoil.

13 June, Birdsong by Rachel Wagstaff 
In pre-war France, a young Englishman, Stephen Wraysford, embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire that turns their world upside down. As war breaks out, Stephen must lead his men through the carnage of the Battle of the Somme, clinging to the memory of Isabelle as his world explodes around him.

Why did we choose this play? Birdsong is a beautiful story of love and war, how distance makes us make difficult choices. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, on the REP 29 May - 15 June also looks at an unforgettable love story set on the Greek Island of Kefalonia against the turbulent backdrop of World War II.

For more information or if you have any questions, email Bhavik Parmar:

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The group is completely free and there is no need to book in advance.

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