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WINNER OF THE 2013 PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA

New York. Today. Corporate lawyer Amir Kapoor is happy, in love and about to land the biggest career promotion of his life.

But beneath the veneer, success has come at a price. When Amir and his artist wife, Emily, host an intimate dinner party at their Upper East Side apartment, what starts out as a friendly conversation soon escalates into something far more damaging.

The Bush Theatre production and UK premiere of Disgraced, the hit play about ambition, culture and faith which took US audiences by storm, provoked debate across the nation, and won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Disgraced was originally produced in January 2012 at the American Theater Company, Chicago, and was followed by a sell-out run at the Lincoln Center Theater 3, New York.

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'Calls to mind David Mamet at his most rivetingly ruthless'
Evening Standard
'a riveting 90 minutes that zing with provocation, wit and understanding'
The Times
'Powerful and uncomfortable, ‘Disgraced’ is also deft, witty and horribly plausible.'
TimeOut
'A tough, compelling play'
The Guardian
'the intelligent, thought-provoking thrust of this crisply entertaining evening'
The Telegraph
'Complex, profound & highly relevant'
The Stage
'Deeply visceral, devastatingly effective, and shockingly believable'
WhatsOnStage
'Flawless plotting...an intelligent and dramatically satisfying evening'
The Arts Desk
'revealing and ferociously raw'
The Independent on Sunday
'The ever-lively Bush has come up with a winner, 90 minutes of sharp contemporary theatre at its argumentative, and disturbing, best.'
The Observer
'powerful, challenging, deftly crafted'.
The Sunday Times
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Cast

Sara Powell

Theatre work includes A Walk On Part (Soho Theatre), Some Girls, (Out of the Blue Productions), Macbeth (Almeida), Stuff Happens (National Theatre), World Music (DonmarWarehouse) and The Duchess of Malfi (RSC). For television, her work includes Holby Blue, Judge John
Deed, The Family Man, Vanity Fair and London’s Burning. For film, her work includes My Zinc Bed and The Golden Years.

Nigel Whitmey

Theatre work includes The Lakeboat/Prairie Du Chien (Arcola), All
Mouth (Menier Chocolate Factory), Double Cross (Richmond Theatre and No 1 Tour), Relative Values (No 1 Tour), Other People (Royal Court), The Cherry Orchard and Black Dahlia (Young Vic).
For television, his work includes Le Grand, En Pilgrims Dod, The Deep, Spooks, Gracie, Kingdom and Survivors. For film, his work includes Dark Shadows, Hamilton Trilogy, Knife Edge and Saving Private
Ryan.

Danny Ashok
Danny Ashok plays Humayun. Theatre includes Disgraced (Lyceum Theatre, Broadway), The Djinns of Eidgah (Royal Court Theatre), Disgraced (Bush Theatre), The Royal Duchess Superstore (The Barking Broadway), Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 (Theatre Royal Bath) and Blood & Gifts (National Theatre). TV includes Capital, The Five, Holby City,The Dumping GroundCasualtyCoronation StreetThe Tower and The Bill.  Films include: Love Actually, Four Lions, Perfume, The Wasp & The Caterpillar.
Hari Dhillon

Hari Dhillon plays Amir. His theatre work in the US includes Morbidity and Mortality, Drifting Elegant (Magic Theatre), and A Perfect Wedding (Mark Taper Forum); and in the UK, Mother Teresa is Dead and The Idiots for the Royal Court. For television, his credits include series regular Michael Spence in Holby City, and recurring roles in The Loop, Mr Nice Guy, Medium and Charmed; and for film, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Cradle to the Grave, Lawless Heart, State of the Party and Entrapment.

Kirsty Bushell
Kirsty returns to the Bush to play Astrid in Boys Will Be Boys – she previously appeared in Disgraced and 2000 Feet Away. She previously worked for Headlong playing Harper in Angels in America. Her other theatre work includes Hedda Gabler (Salisbury Playhouse), Antigone (Barbican/International Tour), The White Devil, Twelfth Night, Comedy of Errors and The Tempest (RSC), Edward II, 13, Edgar and Annabel, There is a War, Danton’s Death, The Voysey Inheritance, Two Gentlemen of Verona (National Theatre), The Big Meal (Theatre Royal Bath), Know How I Feel About Eve (Hampstead Theatre), Belongings (West End/Hampstead Theatre), 1000 Stars Explode in the Sky, Don Juan (Lyric Hammersmith), Pornography (Tricycle), Serious Money (Birmingham Rep), Angels in America (Headlong), Plenty, Far Away, Fen, A Girl in the Goldfish Bowl (Sheffield Theatres), Blue Heart, Testing the Echo (Out of Joint), The Seagull (Northampton Theatres), An Inspector Calls (West End). For television, her work includes SilkFrankie, Silent Witness, True Love, Roger Roger (BBC), Injustice, FM (ITV), Pornography (Channel 4), Pulling (Siver River/BBC), Law and Order (Kudos) Midsomer Murders (Bentley Productions), Talk to Me (Company Pictures, Family Man (BBC), Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee (Hat Trick). Film work includes Women and Children and Really (Night for Day Films).

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