(Charles Spencer's review appeared in the Telegraph, 2/23.)
Disconnect at the Royal Court, review
There is much to admire in Anupama Chandrasekhar's gripping account of that phenomenon of our hi-tech times, the Indian call centre. Rating: * * * *
The Royal Court has a long and honourable tradition of plays about work, ranging from Storey's The Contractor and Wesker's The Kitchen to the recent Jerusalem, which depicts, among much else, the vicissitudes of a rural drug dealer.
Now comes Anupama Chandrasekhar's Disconnect, a gripping account of that phenomenon of our hi-tech times, the Indian call centre.
When my computer at home goes down, I phone a number to discover that I am speaking to someone in Mumbai. If I didn't pay my credit-card bills, Chandrasekhar suggests, I might well be bombarded with calls from Chennai (formerly Madras) where she lives and has researched this play in satisfying detail
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