Fed up with a lifeless marriage, Asha escapes to the India of her imagination. When Mahatma Gandhi and friends suddenly arrive for tea and jelabies, she is inspired to transform herself and reignite her relationship. As her confused husband struggles to keep the wife he once had, this playful, surprising and moving play asks if it’s better to be sane or happy?
‘Most enjoyably inventive piece of theatre I’ve seen this year’ The Guardian on Behna
Written by Bettina Gracias an Austrian/Indian writer who has written 11 radio plays for BBC Radio 4, 7 theatre plays and one TV drama. Other was long-listed for both the Verity Bargate and the Manchester Exchange Awards, Jallebies and Tea was nominated for the Race in the Media Award, My Name is Iqbal was short-listed for The Ice and Fire Award, The Plot won the Sony Gold Award for Radio and, My Name is Iqbal Masih won the Clarion Award for best radio drama. She has been on attachment to the National Theatre and is currently working on two new stage plays and a new radio drama for BBC Radio 4.
Kali Theatre presents
GANDHI AND COCONUTS
By Bettina Gracias
Directed by Janet Steel
Cast includes:Sophiya Haque, Nimmi Harasgama, Rez Kempton, Robert Mountford and Gary Pillai
Kali Theatre Co. seeks out strong individual women writers with a South Asian background who challenge our perceptions through original and thought provoking theatre. They regularly tour new plays across the UK while their Writer Development Programmes provide resources to writers new to the theatre through workshops, dramaturgical support and public readings.
Kali presents the distinct perspective and experience of South Asian women to people from all backgrounds. No idea is too small, no statement too large. They actively encourage their writers and audiences to reinvent and reshape the theatrical agenda.
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