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Pink Sari Revolution

  • Venue: Courtyard Theatre
  • Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)
  • Age: 15+ Contains strong language and references to sexual and domestic violence.
  • Other: Post Show Discussion Thur 9 Nov
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More Information on Pink Sari Revolution

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.

BSL and Captioned Performance information


Cast & Credits

Based on the Book by Amana Fontanella-Khan / Adapted for the stage by Purva Naresh / Director Suba Das / Movement Director Aakash Odedra / Designer Isla Shaw / Vocalist Mansi Multani / Music Research Neha Seraf / Dramaturg Louise Stephens /

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


“Krishnamurti’s performance scorches the stage”

- The Guardian

“moments of pure beauty”

- The Stage

“Pink Sari Revolution does the job of theatre—to confront, challenge, and provide material for thought, further discussion and action”

- British Theatre Guide

Book Tickets

Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A Signed performance is the usual full production with the addition of a British Sign Language Interpreter who stands on the stage interpreting the show for Deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

A relaxed performance with adaptations to technical aspects of the show, flexible seating options and a relaxed attitude to audience responses and movement in the auditorium. In our front of house space we will have a quiet room, clearer visual markers and signage, and additional staff and volunteers trained to sensitively and respectfully welcome people living with dementia and their supporters to this show.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


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  • Signed - Signed
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