An explosive new drama from “one of the most dynamic playwrights around” (Hindustan Times) Purva Naresh, and internationally renowned journalist Amana Fontanella-Khan (The Guardian, Reuters, Vogue India), Pink Sari Revolution explores the real life struggle of the 400,000-member strong Gulabi Gang and its formidable leader, Sampat Pal.
Instantly recognisable in their blazing pink saris and for campaigning for women’s rights both in India and on an international stage, this true story follows the gang’s investigation into why a young girl has been thrown into prison in the dead of night.
Created by a unique collaboration of Indian, British Asian and international artists led by Curve Associate Director Suba Das (Ravi Shankar’s Sukanya, Wipers, Abigail’s Party) with award-winning, Leicester-based choreographer Aakash Odedra, Pink Sari Revolution fuses together drama, music and movement to retell the powerful and moving story of one girl’s imprisonment, and one woman’s fight for her freedom.
Recommended for ages 15+. Contains strong language and references to sexual and domestic violence.
Please note latecomers will be admitted at a suitable time during the production.
As part of the evening, you are invited to attend the FREE after-show discussions, with a variety of special guest speakers:
Thu 28 Sep 14.30
Delivered consent and sexual violence awareness programmes for schools in collaboration with Leicestershire Police.
Thu 28 Sep 19:15
Internationally renowned psychotherapist.
Fri 29 Sep 19:15
Women’s rights advocate and acclaimed British actor (Absolutely Fabulous, The Brittas Empire, and Cabaret and Wicked (West End)).
Sat 30 Sep 14:30
Actress and producer, known for EastEnders (1985), Bend It Like Beckham (2002) and Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006).
Mon 2 Oct 19:15
Two Brown Girls
Cultural influencers Aaminah Patel and Seetal Kaur have been two of the leading voices in the awakening of the South Asian diaspora.
Tue 3 Oct 19:15
Senior Lecturer in Modern South Asian History at De Montfort University.
Wed 4 Oct 19:15
Director of the women’s charity, The Zinthiya Trust.
Thu 5 Oct 19:00
Amnesty International East Midlands
As a global movement of over 7 million people, Amnesty International is the world’s largest grassroots human rights organisation.
Fri 6 Oct 19:15
A one-woman theatre company that takes ‘everydayness’ and transforms it into a profound and extraordinary performed situation.
Sat 7 Oct 14:30
UAVA provides co-ordinated domestic and sexual violence services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland for any male or female over the age of 13
Sat 7 Oct 19:15
Development Manager at People Dancing, the foundation for community dance
SATURDAY ON THE SET
Sat 7 Oct, 10.30am
We would like to invite you – the community – to speak up and respond to this potent and relevant story in a morning of scenes, spoken word, poetry, song, stand-up and any other creative mediums that express your reactions to this piece. For more information about this event, please click here.