A Curve Production




Shiv is the heart-breaking and hilarious new play by leading American playwright, Aditi Brennan Kapil.

This European premiere follows young American woman Shiv and her quest to find out the truth about her father, an aspiring poet who moved his family from India to the US, seeking a better life.

As the beautiful and enigmatic Shiv begins a summer romance with Gerard, the ghosts of her childhood begin to appear, and we learn of her loving but ultimately devastating relationship with her Star-Trek-obsessed Dad.

Filled with sharp, witty observations on 21st century multi-cultural society, this stunning new play explores what it means to live in two worlds at once.

Directed by Curve Associate Director Suba Das (Abigail’s Party, Mother Clap’s Molly House), Shiv will form the centrepiece of Curve’s Inside Out Festival, and is created by an award-winning team from across the East Midlands.

Join Suba Das and the Shiv cast for a series of free post-show conversations with leading British Asian artists.

FRI 24 APRSouth Asian Women in a Western World: Discussion with Aisha Zia and Evie BranningCommon Wealth Theatre

SAT 25 APR (2.30pm)Whose Sari Now: Performance extract and discussion with Rani Moorthy, Rasa Theatre



£12* – £8*

 Under 26s
15% off Members

Inside Out Festival Ticket!
Combine two shows for just £10* or £12* when booking for three shows.
Festival Ticket must be booked in person or by calling our Ticket Office on 0116 242 3595.

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

Credits & Acknowledgments

By Aditi Brennan Kapil
Directed by Suba Das

Kevin Jenkins – Designer
Adam McCready – Sound Designer
David Holmes – Lighting Designer


Click here to see the associated workshop available: Common Wealth Theatre Workshop – Free when booking for Shiv

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Cast & Creative

Ian Keir Attard


Robin Bowerman


Andrew Joshi


Emily Lloyd-Saini