Black Theatre Live


The Game of Love & Chai

or When Rani met Raj

Tara Arts presents

a topical new version of Marivaux’s classic farce by Nigel Planer

First performed in 1730, Marivaux’s The Game of Love and Chance is a classic French farce which pits two false servants against two false masters with, in the end, the two couples falling in love with their appropriate counterparts.

Nigel Planer brilliantly updates Marivaux’s version to a modern Indian family in England, employing Bollywood song and dance to great comedic effect.

Production photograph from Moliere's Kanjoos The Miser adapted by Hardeep Singh Kohli (2013 tour).

Marivaux, along with Goldsmith and Sheridan, was one of the first Western playwrights to be produced in India in the late-18th C. This new production forms part of Tara Arts Binglish project, exploring the theatrical connections between India and the West, supported by the HLF