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The Orange Tree Theatre announces the full cast for the return of Sonali Bhattacharya’s Two Billion Beats.

Bouncing with wit, Sonali Bhattacharyya’s upbeat play is a coming-of-age story about the unfairness of growing up in a world where you don’t make the rules. 

Seventeen-year-old Asha is an empathetic rebel, inspired by historical revolutionaries and iconoclasts Sylvia Pankhurst and B R Ambedkar. She’s unafraid of pointing out the hypocrisy around her but less sure how to dismantle it.

Meanwhile, her younger sister, Bettina, wide-eyed and naïve, is just trying to get through the school day without getting her pocket money nicked. When Bettina turns to her for help, Asha starts to ask what standing up for her political beliefs really looks like.

Nimmo Ismail and Tian Brown- Sampson will direct Shala Nyx (Asha) and Tanvi Virmani (Bettina) in the return of this exhilarating production following its acclaimed world premiere at the Orange Tree Theatre in 2022. The production opens on 24 January with previews from 20 January and runs until 4 February 2023.

Completing the creative team are: Debbie Duru (Designer), Alex Fernandes (Lighting Designer), Tingying Dong (Sound Designer), Anna Short (Associate Sound Designer), Chi-San Howard (Movement Director), Christopher Worrall (Casting Director), Lara Mattison (Deputy Stage Manager) and Waverley Moran (Assistant Stage Manager). 

Orange Tree Theatre -24 January – 4 February 2023

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