Once the finest hotel in town, the Empire is now as faded as the dreams of the piano player who haunts the lobby. Jojo is a heart surgeon. However, as a recent arrival from India the only work she can find is as a night porter in the Empire. Ammachy runs the Empire with an iron fist and has one big problem; her niece is blind and she will not be married. Sasha knows she must not marry because she is cursed – everything she loves dies. One night Death checks into the Hotel.
Sublime and ridiculous, simple and profound: Indian Ink bring you a play about love, death and what is worth preserving.
The Pickle King received a record seven nominations in New Zealand’s theatre awards 2002, and won the supreme award, “Production of the Year”. It appeared in Singapore at DBS Arts Centre from 30 January to 16 February 2007 presenting three shows each day.