Last Dance at Dum Dum
Paperback, 86 pages ISBN: 9781854594563Publication Date:
15 Jul 1999
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
West End, 1999

Last Dance at Dum Dum

By Ayub Khan Din

Paperback £8.99£7.19

There is limited availability of this title. Please enquire before placing your order.

A serious comedy from the author of East is East, about the dying breed of Anglo-Indians living in Calcutta in 1985.

They are a vividly memorable gang of eccentrics and exotics who are attempting to come to terms with their pasts and their fears for the future. Their world is filled with Violet's hilarious obsession with all things British, Elliot's questionable dress sense, Daphne's weakness for French records and the confrontational outbursts of the slightly mad Muriel who would do anything to defend their territory – because just outside the jasmine-coloured walls of Dum Dum, the dark reality of hatred and bigotry is creeping closer and closer...

Ayub Khan Din's play Last Dance at Dum Dum was first performed in July 1999 at the New Ambassadors Theatre in the West End in a production by the Royal Court Theatre.

Press Quotes

'Khan-Din is no one-hit wonder. He has a rare gift for comedy, but he can also turn the mood on a sixpence'

Daily Telegraph
Paperback, 86 pages ISBN: 9781854594563Publication Date:
15 Jul 1999
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Ayub Khan Din:

Notes on Falling Leaves
East is East
All the Way Home
To Sir, With Love (stage version)
Ayub Khan Din Plays: One
Rafta, Rafta...

Go to author page...

Similar Titles
A landmark play about sexual politics in colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, in which all our assumptions about s...
A devastatingly effective modern parable about poverty and corruption in an Indian village.
A wonderful comedy about growing up in multiracial Salford.
A gripping play exploring Western guilt towards the Third World, from an author well-known for her award-winning adap...
A vivid telling of the chaotic story of the partition that shaped the modern world.
A collection of plays written and introduced by actor-turned-writer Ayub Khan Din, including his first play, East...