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A new evocative outdoor performance, with music and spectacular video mapping, explores the stories of the wounded Indian soldiers who came to be treated in Brighton during the First World War.

Nutkhut’s Dr Blighty throws a spotlight on this group of men that travelled across the world to fight for the allies. Set in Brighton’s Royal Pavillion Estate, the immersive walk-through installation brings to life the experiences of the soldiers and the locals who came to know and care for them.

Directed by Ajay Chhabra with design by Tom Piper.  The week of installations is also accompanied by two concerts at Brighton Dome marrying classical music from East and West.

Dates: Tue 24 – Sat 28 May
Times: Immersive installation: 2pm – 10pm | Projection presentations: 9.30pm – 10.20pm

Location: Royal Pavilion Garden
Tickets: FREE

Watch the film where the Artistic Director, Ajay Chhabra, talks about the project.

General Information & Access

Wheel Chair access to the projections is from the North Gate off of Church Street. Stewards will be able to advise the best route into the projection area.

The Pavilion Garden is a mixture of grass and hard pathways. If you have any access requirements please e-mail us at access@brightonfestival.org

Please note that the projections are on a repeated loop, this means you do not have to be there at 9:30 or stay until the ending time. There will be a minimum of three loops until 10:20, we request that you exit during the break after a full loop to allow other guests to be able to come into the space.

Please note that this is a heritage garden sight, there is no alcohol or glass allowed in the garden.

Click to download a map for the event

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