A Curve, Belgrade Theatre Coventry and West Yorkshire Playhouse Co-Production in Association With English Touring Theatre
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.
Based on the book by Amana Fontanella-Khan
Adapted by Purva Naresh
Director Suba Das
Designer Isla Shaw
Movement Director Aakash Odedra
Lighting Designer Tim Lutkin
Recommended for ages 13+. Some scenes contain references to sexual and domestic violence.
Pink Sari Revolution: In Development