Two Billion Beats

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Sonali Bhattacharyya

Published by Nick Hern Books

0 Male 2 Female

Seventeen-year-old Asha is a rebel, inspired by historical revolutionaries and unafraid of pointing out the hypocrisy around her - but less sure how to actually dismantle it

Her younger sister, Bettina, wide-eyed and naive, is just trying to get through the school day without having her pocket money nicked

With essays to write, homework to do, and bus journeys home, the two sisters meet every afternoon, outside the school gates, to tackle the injustice of the world

Sonali Bhattacharyya's play Two Billion Beats is an insightful, heartfelt coming-of-age story and a blazing account of inner-city, British-Asian teenage life

It was originally presented in the Inside/Outside season, livestreamed from the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, before receiving a production there in this full-length version in 2022, directed by Nimmo Ismail


"In Bhattacharyya’s entertaining play, two teenage sisters negotiate the battlefield of school while learning about the political battlefields of the past” ~ The Stage

"Sonali Bhattacharyya has struck gold with this incredibly important play" ~ TheatreWorld

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