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Child of the Divide ()

Produced by

Bhuchar Boulevard

Presented by


Playwright: Sudha Bhuchar
Director: Jim Pope


Harbourfront Centre – Studio Theatre


May 29th, 2018 – May 25th, 2018


A journey across loss, identity and belonging, seen through the eyes of a child.

Summer 1947. Sixteen million people are on the move between India and newly formed Pakistan. Amid the upheaval, young Pali’s fingers slip from his father’s hand and his destiny changes forever. Taken in by a Muslim family, he is given a new name, a new faith, and a new life. But when his real father returns to claim him, Pali must decide who he is. (


Halema Hussain Zainab / Hasina
Devesh Kishore Shakur / Pagalhead
Adam Karim Pali
Nyla Levy Kaushalya / Aisha
Diljohn Singh Manohar Lal / Buttameez

Creative Team

Sudha Bhuchar Playwright
Jim Pope Director
Sue Mayes Designer
Arun Ghosh Composer
Arun Ghosh Sound Designer
Peter Harrison Lighting Designer
Lawrence Evans Movement Director


Dennis Charles Production Manager
Ben Jones Stage Manager
Vicky Jukes Stage Manager
Annie James Wardrobe Crew
Nick Williams Producer


Duncan Morgan Manager of Technical Production
Eryn Maloney Technical Coordinator
Bennett Hyslop Head Electrician
Billy Burgomaster Head Audio
Harrison Bye Head Carpenter