A Curve, Belgrade Theatre Coventry and West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production in association with English Touring Theatre

Pink Sari Revolution



“When you grow up in this place the violence becomes a part of you”

In the ‘Badlands’ of Uttar Pradesh, where violence against women can be traced back to Indian mythology, one woman has raised an army to say “no more”. She is Sampat Pal, the formidable and fearless leader of the Gulabi Gang, a movement of over 400,000 women fighting for their rights in a uniform of blazing pink saris.

One winter’s day, Sampat learns of Sheelu Nishad, a young girl thrown into prison in the dead of night. As Sampat investigates, a chain of events is set in motion that reveals the real cost of making a stand.

This Made At Curve production will receive its world premiere at Curve and will be created by a unique collaboration of award-winning Indian and British Asian artists led by Curve Associate Director Suba Das (Ravi Shankar’s Sukanya, Wipers, Abigail’s Party). Fusing together drama, music and movement, Pink Sari Revolution is a true story based on the book by internationally renowned journalist Amana Fontanella-Khan and meetings with Sampat Pal.

Recommended for ages 13+. Some scenes contain references to sexual and domestic violence.


£18* – £10*
Previews (27 -28 Sep) £10*

£10* Under 16s
£10* 16 – 26 yrs
£10 Under 18 school groups
£2.50 off for over 60s and registered unemployed (2 – 5 Oct only)
£10 for Groups 10+ (2 – 5 Oct only)
15% off for Members and 241 tickets on Tue 3 Oct

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*Plus a transaction fee of £3 for all card payments. Excludes Members, Groups 10+ and customers printing tickets at home. Discounts are subject to availability and are only available on certain performances.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Based on the book by Amana Fontanella-Khan
Adapted by Purva Naresh


Sponsored by De-Montfort-University

Supported by PrintArts Council England  UK IN lockups COLOUR

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