Tickets: From £10 (limited availability so book early)
A Curve, Belgrade Theatre Coventry and West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production in association with English Touring Theatre
Based on the book by Amana Fontanella-Khan
Adapted by Purva Naresh
Directed by Suba Das (East is East)
“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.
An explosive new drama 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, East is East).
Fusing drama, music and movement, Pink Sari Revolution is a true story based on the book by internationally renowned journalist Amana Fontanella-Khan (The Guardian, Reuters, Vogue India) and meetings with Sampat Pal.
★★★★ “Hard-hitting, powerfully authentic drama.” The Stage
★★★★★ “Syreeta Kumar as Sampat Pal is totally mesmerising.” East Midlands Theatre “Syreeta Kumar as Sampat Pal is totally mesmerising.” East Midlands Theatre
“A passionate account of how the force of one woman has galvanised communities and an influential movement against injustice.” British Theatre Guide
“Its ferocious heroine is gloriously, grittily human.” The Times
“Krishnamurti’s performance scorches the stage.” The Guardian
Recommended age: 15+ (Contains references to sexual and domestic violence).
Post-show Discussion: Fri 3 Nov
WATCH: Go behind-the-scenes of the making of Pink Sari Revolution.
LOOK: Images from the rehearsal room
The designer's mood board:
Some of the Gulabi Gang get organised:
Director Suba Das is challenged to a duel by Gulabi Gang leader Sampat Pal:
The Gulabi Gang in action: