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Indigo Giant artwork. The outline of a face within a smudge of bright blue watercolour. Instead of hair, the face has trees and birds growing from it.

Indigo Giant

1859. A field in Kanaipur, Bengal. Life-loving Sadhu Charan, an indigo farmer, is newly married to Kshetromani, a woman with visions of the future. At first, all is idyllic. But when the new British Planter Rose arrives, full of strange desires, the creeping malignancy of the indigo system begins to strangle their happiness…

During the British Raj, to meet the world’s insatiable desire for blue, vast swathes of the Bengali countryside were given over to the cultivation of the indigo plant. The atrocities committed by British planters triggered an extraordinary revolution that changed Bengal forever.

Indigo Giant is a gripping, haunting new drama inspired by Dinabandhu Mitra’s trail-blazing Indigo Mirror, a play that shook colonial India.


From £12

Presented by

Komola Collective

Directed by

Gavin Joseph

Written by

Ben Musgrave

Produced, Dramaturgy and Lyrics by

Leesa Gazi

Age Guidance


Please note, no under 5s will be admitted to the auditorium.

Content advice

Themes include suicidal thoughts, sexual harassment and violence


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