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by Kali Theatre

5th - 9th May 2020

19:30 (16:00)

£12 / £10

A festival of plays exploring, challenging and reimagining the concept of HOME.

 

 

5 cutting-edge new plays explore what it means to call Britain ‘home’ in 2020 from the unique perspective of female writers with a South Asian background.  

 

Tuesday 5th May 

When the Fire’s Gone Out by Naylah Ahmed

Director Helena Bell

Two mothers and two dead sons, disparate, yet inextricably connected. When the Fire’s Gone Out examines the impact of terrorism abroad and its legacy at home.

 

Wednesday 6th May

King Troll by Sonali Bhattacharyya

Director TBC

How do we overcome structural racism and misogyny without becoming the monster ourselves?  King Troll looks at internet trolling and UK far right politics.

 

Thursday 7th May

Stateless by Alia Bano

Director Tessa Walker

Following the Shamima Begum case, Stateless asks – What is a citizen? How do we determine who belongs and who doesn’t? Who has a right to call the UK ‘home’?

 

Friday 8th May

The Day I Found the Atman by Sarah Isaac

Director TBC

The Day I Found the Atman examines masculinity and conflict within two differing British Asian communities. A modern day tale of love, grief and acceptance.

 

Saturday 9th May

Empire of the Mind by Satinder Chohan

Director TBC

Empire of the Mind conjures a 19th century colonial island past and its fallout in a 21st Century psychotic British present.


Bonus Event Saturday 9th May 4pm 

The Sweet Flood by Maeve Scullion

Director Helena Bell

Loneliness and finding love in unexpected places.  An environmentalist maps out new territory with her new lover.