A new play looks at ongoing personal impact of partition


by Lauren Codling When Nick Ahad was in the developing stages of writing his latest stage play Partition, he considered making it a historical piece. But rather than place it in 1947 India, Ahad gave it a contemporary setting as he realised the repercussions of Partition are still rippling through families today. “The more we explored it, the more we realised that what would be relevant to audiences is how Partition has legacy for everyone,” the writer explained. A collaboration between West Yorkshire Playhouse and BBC Radio Leeds, the play presents a newlywed British Asian couple, Saima and Ranjit, who…

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