by Kali Theatre
Tues 5 – Fri 8 May | 7.30pm
Building on the success of our Giving Voice Festival Kali presents another showcase of rich and diverse readings of exciting new writing by South Asian women. Come and experience some of the freshest and most original emerging voices in new theatre writing.
Tues 5 May | 7.30pm
by Anita Mir | Directed By Janet Steel
Somewhere in the Middle East a son blows himself up, a father sinks into madness, a devil comes to call, a best friend struggles to save his friend, two hermaphrodites have a message, a young boy is meant to be a healer and a priest is supposed to be a believer. A storm builds and each man has to face the truth.
Wed 6 May | 7.30pm
Stranger in the Kitchen
by Azma Dar | Directed By Nadia Fall
Raza and Saira seem like the perfect couple; he is kind and doting, she is intelligent and beautiful. But the appearance of a stranger reveals the secrets beneath the surface of their marriage and triggers a storm of passion, hatred and death. A darky comic play that explores greed, power and the illusion of love
Thurs 7 May | 7.30pm
Chocolate Pudding & Jesus Christ
by Punam Ramchurn | Directed by Poonam Brah
1970’s Liverpool. Two inseparable teenagers, Rani and Kerry, are growing up fast.
As the full impact of their widely differing family backgrounds and attitudes puts their friendship to the test, the looming threat of racism threatens to damage their relationship for good. Set against some of the colourful events of Liverpool’s history, this warm hearted play takes us on an emotional journey through the rites of passage of youth as they negotiate the cultural heritage of it’s inhabitants.
Fri 8 May | 7.30pm
by Sharon Raziada | Directed by Janet Steel
Rooftop. London. 3am. Bangla Naz works through the night on the penthouse. English Rose escapes her stepdad’s party. Lives collide. Secrets are uncovered. Both need out by sunrise. But what will be revealed in the morning light? Race, sex and youth collide on a London rooftop in this powerfully provocative play.