Treya's Last Dance

Critics

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Reviews: 4

Audience

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Reviews: 0

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Bolshy, whip-smart and with backchat to spare, Treya's living it up in London!
Turns out it takes more than chat to heal some wounds. Funny, messy, beautiful . . . it's life as we know it, on stage.
Raucously funny and heartbreakingly tender, Treya's Last Dance is a modern-day exploration of grief, fractured pasts and hopeful futures.

“superb comedy, as well as complex grief.”
- NY THEATRE GUIDE

“ - a moving journey of emotional introspection- ”
- ASIAN VOICE

"- the kind of character complexity you hope for in a feature film"
- A YOUNGER THEATRE

"whip-smart, authentic"
- STAGE RAW

Reviews

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"Shyam Bhatt has a gift for crafting well-defined characters in her invisible city. From the judgmental Indian grandmother, to the dodgiest suitor in London, to the emotional and enchanting Treya, Bhatt excels in creating a world of diverse people even though there is just one person on stage."

sweet - Maria Paz Alegre - Theatre is Easy - ...read full review


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"Treya’s Last Dance is a delicious treat for the lunch hour: whip-crack sharp, funny and touching. It’s a one-woman show that feels more like a million-strong Dickensian cast of characters. Shyam Bhatt gives voice to rasping old ladies, middle-aged Indian men, Afro-Caribbean preachers, bitchy cousins and howling seven-year-olds with breathless ease. Each of them is convincing and deeply charming. Bhatt is not only bang-on accurate but delivers her impressions with a kind of tender affection."

sweet - Ettie Bailey King - A Younger Theatre - ...read full review


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"At times it feels as though there is too much peripheral baggage (like the dancing, the speed-dating soon recedes into the background) yet the central flow of both Bhatt’s writing and performance is superb. Notably, she is deft at managing cultural stereotypes in a way that avoids both racial profiling and preening political correctness – a rare skill indeed."

sweet - James Bartholomeusz - The Reviews Hub - ...read full review


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"Even without the fiercely intelligent script underlying Shyam Bhatt’s one-woman show, her thick South London accent would be enough to charm many American theatergoers. Pleasingly, there’s plenty of substance and humor to savor here too. - RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Jenny Lower - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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"Shyam Bhatt has a gift for crafting well-defined characters in her invisible city. From the judgmental Indian grandmother, to the dodgiest suitor in London, to the emotional and enchanting Treya, Bhatt excels in creating a world of diverse people even though there is just one person on stage."

sweet - Maria Paz Alegre - Theatre is Easy - ...read full review


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"Treya’s Last Dance is a delicious treat for the lunch hour: whip-crack sharp, funny and touching. It’s a one-woman show that feels more like a million-strong Dickensian cast of characters. Shyam Bhatt gives voice to rasping old ladies, middle-aged Indian men, Afro-Caribbean preachers, bitchy cousins and howling seven-year-olds with breathless ease. Each of them is convincing and deeply charming. Bhatt is not only bang-on accurate but delivers her impressions with a kind of tender affection."

sweet - Ettie Bailey King - A Younger Theatre - ...read full review


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"At times it feels as though there is too much peripheral baggage (like the dancing, the speed-dating soon recedes into the background) yet the central flow of both Bhatt’s writing and performance is superb. Notably, she is deft at managing cultural stereotypes in a way that avoids both racial profiling and preening political correctness – a rare skill indeed."

sweet - James Bartholomeusz - The Reviews Hub - ...read full review


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"Even without the fiercely intelligent script underlying Shyam Bhatt’s one-woman show, her thick South London accent would be enough to charm many American theatergoers. Pleasingly, there’s plenty of substance and humor to savor here too. - RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Jenny Lower - Stage Raw - ...read full review