Shimla Express

Pessimistic retiree Arun travels to Shimla where he spent several unhappy months as a target for bullies at Bishop Cottons, a strict, single sex boarding school. Perhaps if he
can make amends for what happened to his friend Deepankar, he can find peace.

(Translation to Hindi required)

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Writer Biography

Allison is a writer from Cumbria, now living in Northumberland. Her work for theatre has toured nationally and been presented at Prague Fringe and her short radio drama ‘Hagstones’ was recently broadcast on BBC Radio 3. She was shortlisted for BBC Drama Room in 2018 and is a member of BBC Northern Voices. She's also part of BAFTA Crew 2019/20 and was part of the first BFI Northern Exposure Script Lab in 2018. Allison is currently working on a range of projects for stage, screen and audio.

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Writer Statement

Shimla Express was written in India, and requires translation into Hindi. The script was shortlisted by BBC Drama Room 2018.