A British Sri Lankan cricketer prepares for the innings of her life for England against Sri Lanka at Lord's. Facing a relentless bowling machine she challenges our preconceptions of politics, sport and national pride as harshly as she challenges her own.
Prasanna Puwanarajah's short play Nightwatchman was first performed in a double bill with Tom Basden's There is a War as part of the National Theatre's Double Feature season of paired short plays at the Paintframe, a specially converted space at the National Theatre, London, in July 2011.
Nightwatchman and There is a War are also available together in the volume Double Feature: Two.
'Should be compulsory viewing for anyone interested in cricket, British immigration at the sharp end or Sri Lanka and its explosive politics'British Theatre Guide
1 Dec 2014
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