Hampstead Theatre At Home: Drawing The Line (2020)

London, 1947. Summoned by the Prime Minister from the Court where he is presiding judge, Cyril Radcliffe is given an unlikely mission. He is to travel to India, a country he has never visited, and, with limited survey information, no expert support and no knowledge of cartography, he is to draw the border which will divide the Indian sub-continent into two new Sovereign Dominions. To make matters even more challenging, he has only six weeks to complete the task. Wholly unsuited to his role, Radcliffe is unprepared for the dangerous whirlpool of political intrigue and passion into which he is plunged – untold consequences may even result from the illicit liaison between the Leader of the Congress Party and the Viceroy’s wife… As he begins to break under the pressure he comes to realise that he holds in his hands the fate of millions of people.

Directing:
  • Howard Davies

Writing:
  • Howard Brenton

Stars:
Release Date: 2020-04-13
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 135
Shalini Peiris
Shalini Peiri...
DALI WOMAN/TARAVATI
Paul Bazely
Paul Bazely
JINNAH
Silas Carson
Silas Carson
NEHRU
Abigail Cruttenden
Abigail Crutt...
ANTONIA RADCLIFFE
Neil D'Souza
Neil D'Souza
MR JUSTICE MEHER/CHAND MAHAJAN/VILLAGER
Tanveer Ghani
Tanveer Ghani
GANDHI/ELDER/TEJA SINGH
Andrew Havill
Andrew Havill
MOUNTBATTEN
Rez Kempton
Rez Kempton
CHAUDRI/AIDE TO NEHRU/INDIAN PHOTOGRAPHER
Nikesh Patel
Nikesh Patel
RAO VD AYER/YOUNG MAN
Brendan Patricks
Brendan Patri...
CHRISTOPHER BEAUMONT
Peter Singh
Peter Singh
YOUNG MAN/AIDE TO JINNAH/LORD KRISHNA
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