Finding Home: Ruka

Sat 30 Jul - Sat 6 Aug

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Ruka
Written by Chandni Mistry

Ruka – Swahili: Leap / Hindi: Stop

A fast, furious and fun way to explore and learn the history of Ugandan Asians coming to Leicester, for all the family to enjoy.

Riya and her Mum live an ordinary life, in an ordinary house on an ordinary day in Leicester…
Until one day a computer game leaps to life, and shows Riya her Mum’s past was not as simple as she thought!
Riya and her Mum battle through history and discover what being ‘kicked out of Africa’ really meant for their family.

Age recommendation: 6+
Trigger warnings: Ruka contains flashing lights and strobe lighting, loud bangs, and mention of death.

Finding Home marks the 50th anniversary of the Ugandan Asian exodus. In August 1972, Ugandan President Idi Amin ordered the country’s Indian and Pakistani communities to leave within 90 days. Many of the displaced were British citizens and, as a result, around 27,000 people emigrated to the UK, with thousands settling in Leicester.

Finding Home features three new short plays by local writers whose families arrived in the UK from Uganda. To find out more about writers Ashok Patel and Dilan Raithatha’s plays Ninety Days and Call Me By My Name, click here.

 

Tickets

£14 – £10

DISCOUNTED TICKETS
£10 Under 16s
£10 16-26 yrs and/or Students (with a free 16-26 & Student Membership), and Curve Connect
2-4-1 tickets for Friends, Business Friends and Supporters
15% off for Members
£10 for Groups 10+

*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Written by Chandni Mistry
Directed by Mandeep Glover

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