In the ‘Badlands’ of Uttar Pradesh, violence and oppression against women are commonplace, but one woman has raised an army to say “no more”. She is Sampat Pal Devi, the formidable leader of the Gulabi Gang, a movement of over 400,000 women fighting for their rights in a uniform of blazing pink saris.
Fusing drama, music and movement, Pink Sari Revolution is an explosive new drama which reveals the real cost of making a stand. This true story is based on the book by internationally renowned journalist Amana Fontanella-Khan and created by an award winning team of Indian and British Asian artists.
South Leeds Life has free tickets for the Press Night on Tuesday 7 November 2017 at 7:45pm. If you would like one or two tickets in return for writing, or helping to write a review, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org telling us why you would like the tickets. Age: 15+ Contains strong language and references to sexual and domestic violence.
West Yorkshire Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining said:
“This is a truly inspiring story of how a brave and strong group of women are standing up against the violence and demands a deep patriarchal culture has placed on them. It is a hugely powerful production and I am thrilled to be co-producing with our equally inspirational partners, Leicester Curve, Belgrade Theatre and English Touring theatre, to share this story far and wide.”
Pink Sari Revolution runs at the West Yorkshire Playhouse from Tuesday 7 to Saturday 11 November.