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Shraddha, Soho Theatre

Shraddha, Soho Theatre

Warmhearted account of love among the Romanies

Your mother should know: Miranda Foster and Jade Williams in Shraddhaphoto: Simon Kane
Oh dear, poor Pearl is in a bit of pickle. She's 17, and her mum wants to know what she's doing talkin' to Joe, a young lad from the local estate. After all, Pearl is meant to be engaged to Clive, her childhood sweetheart. And he'd come running if only Pearl would whistle. But she ain't interest'd. Anyhow, Pearl's mum knows what's what, and she reckons that mixed marriages never work. You see, Pearl is a Romany Gypsy and Joe is just a "Gorger" boy - that's Romany for anyone who isn't "one of us".

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