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Brighton Festival announces 2017 programme

No Dogs No Indians will premiere at the Brighton Festival
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The world premiere of a play marking 70 years of Indian independence and a new collaboration between Andy Smith and Fuel feature on the theatre programme of this year’s Brighton Festival.

Smith and Fuel have created Summit, which will be performed in British Sign Language and English by a cast of three actors. It runs at the Spire at the start of the festival, on May 8 and 9.

No Dogs No Indians, by poet and playwright Siddhartha Bose, marks the 70th anniversary of Indian independence and weaves together three stories from across that time. It runs on May 17 and 18, also at the Spire.

As previously announced, Richard Nelson’s The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family, will have its UK premiere as part of the festival.

The trilogy of plays, also directed by Nelson, runs both separately and as one performance on dates between May 20 and 27.

Other theatre programming includes Kneehigh’s Tristan and Yseult, with the festival also hosting dance from Charlotte Vincent and Theo Clinkard and circus from Australian group Casus.

Other highlights from the festival, which runs from May 6 to 28, include performances from cabaret artist Meow Meow and poets Holly McNish, Dan Cockrill, Richard Osmond and Kate Tempest, who is this year’s guest director.

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