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Pink Sari Revolution

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

Pink Sari Revolution

Based on the book by Amana Fontella-Khan. Adapted for the stage by Purva Naresh. Directed by Suba Das, Designed by Isla Shaw, Movement Director Aakash Odedra. Dramaturg - Louise Stephens from the Royal Court.

Wednesday 11 to Saturday 21 October 2017

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Tickets: £12 & £14.50 Concessions: £9 - £12.50

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“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 into 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 co-production with Curve, in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse, will be created by a unique collaboration of award-winning Indian and British Asian artists. 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.

There is a panel discussion after the Saturday 14 Oct matinee performance of Pink Sari Revolution to discuss themes within the play. The panel will be made up of critically-acclaimed director of the show, Suba Das, international human rights activist Mandy Sanghera, and Subah Rasab representing Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, a winner of the 2017 GSK IMPACT Award. Belgrade Associate Director and Director of its Community and Education Department, Justine Themen will be chairing the panel.

Recommended age guidance 14+
Please note: There are references to sexual and domestic violence. There is some strong language. There are some scenes that audiences might find distressing.

Running time: approx. 2hrs 30mins including an interval.

This production is supported by the British Council’s UK/IN 2017 bilateral year of cultural exchange.

Wed 11 Oct 7:30pm
Thu 12 Oct 7:00pm
Fri 13 Oct 7:30pm
Sat 14 Oct 2:00pm
Sat 14 Oct 7:30pm
Mon 16 Oct 7:30pm
Tue 17 Oct 7:30pm
Wed 18 Oct 7:30pm
Thu 19 Oct 2:00pm Audio Described
Thu 19 Oct 7:30pm
Fri 20 Oct 7:30pm
Sat 21 Oct 2:00pm
Sat 21 Oct 7:30pm Captioned Performance

Casting Announced for Pink Sari Revolution

Posted on 24th August 2017

Casting has just been announced for the world premiere of Pink Sari Revolution, our stage adaptation of Amana Fontanella-Khan’s critically acclaimed book of th... Read more

Pink Sari Revolution marks 70 years of India’s Independence

Posted on 16th August 2017

To mark 70 years of partition between India and Pakistan, the Belgrade Theatre is delighted to be bringing a new adaptation of Pink Sari Revolution to the stage ... Read more

Audiences react to Pink Sari Revolution

Posted by Shaista Hussain on 16th October 2017

Audiences have been loving Pink Sari Revolution, which runs till Sat 21 Oct. Based on a true story, Pink Sari Revolution tells the tale of Sampat Pal, the formid... Read more

Munir Khairdin, Gurkiran Kaur, Syreeta Kumar and Ulrika Krishnamurti. Pamela Raith Photography.

Interview with Syreeta Kumar

Posted by Shaista Hussain on 5th October 2017

Making its world stage premiere this autumn Pink Sari Revolution is the brand new play by Purva Naresh, adapted from the book by Amana Fontanella Khan and based ... Read more

The Journey Behind Pink Sari Revolution

Posted by Sairah Rehman on 6th October 2017

The project to bring our adaptation of Pink Sari Revolution to the stage, has been in development for nearly two years. Given the significance of the story, the ... Read more

Pink Sari Revolution Panel Discussion

Posted by Sairah Rehman on 10th October 2017

After the first Saturday matinee performance of Pink Sari Revolution, we’re excited to be hosting a panel to themes raised within the show. With critically-acc... Read more

Pink Sari Revolution. Pamela Raith Photography.

Sneak peek at Pink Sari Revolution

Posted by Shaista Hussain on 2nd October 2017

Created by a unique collaboration of award-winning Indian and British Asian artists, Pink Sari Revolution tells the story Sheelu Nishad and Sampat Pal, the formi... Read more

Suba Das, Pink Sari Revolution, Director. Pamela Raith Photography

PINK SARI REVOLUTION: Interview with Director Suba Das

Posted by Shaista Hussain on 21st September 2017

Pink Sari Revolution is the world première of the true story of Sampat Pal and her fight for freedom in India. Based on the book by journalist Amana Fontanella-... Read more

Photo of Syreeta Kumar, Ronak Patani and Sharan Phull - Pamela Raith Photography

Pink Sari Revolution in rehearsal

Posted by Shaista Hussain on 8th September 2017

The cast of Pink Sari Revolution are currently busy in rehearsals – we thought we’d share a sneak peak of them at work for the brand-new show that hits our B... Read more

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