Nigel Planer: After Tagore; An Adaptation of Mukta Dhara, Free Rivulet

This trailer is from a reading at the Southwark Playhouse which took place on February 11th 2020.   I have adapted and changed a fair bit from Tagore’s play, not least by putting it into iambic pentameters.  Incredible to think that Tagore was writing about these issues one hundred years ago.   Nigel Planer




Written by Nigel Planer, from Mukta Dhara by Rabindranath Tagore.

With music composed and recorded by Nitin Sawhney.

Set in the Himalayas, nowadays, this is a gripping story of a father-daughter feud. When a neighbouring state’s water supply is cut off  by the building of a hydro-dam, Ranjit’s clash with his activist daughter, Abhi, will destroy the dam and her father’s career. 

Cast;  Ameet Chana, Kammy Darweish, Nitin Ganatra, Tina Grace, Naveed Khan, Shane Shambhu, Tom Cawte and  Sharon Singh