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Rivers with Diamonds

  Rivers with Diamonds a play written by Raminder Kaur, directed by Mukul Ahmed  Theatre review by Preet Halbert     Rivers with Diamonds entertained from start to finish. A charming story of The Beatles’ search for spiritual enlightenment during their stay in the Maharishi’s ashram in Rishikesh in the 1960s.  Up in some heavenly abode, the Maharishi makes John Lennon a promise to make contact with his wife, Yoko.  Jolly Singh, a sweet and funny man, finds an envelope with a tape and letter from John and reluctantly reads it and decides it must get to Yoko.  His daughter, Dilwaar, desperate to emigrate to the UK, offers to take it.  The one-hour R&D play written by Raminder Kaur and directed by Mukul Ahmed was performed at the Pinter Studio in East London in July 2022. The actors made a convincing case for reimagining the story of the Beatles from Indian perspectives. Karim M Nasif dexterously jumped from the Maharishi to Jolly Singh and back again. Jordon Kemp played a rebellious

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