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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

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Do you ever feel that there is something inside you? Something very old, that will come out one day.

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.

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…

Can’t you hear the footsteps all around? The Indigo Giant is coming!

Born out of a dialogue between British and Bangladeshi theatre makers, 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

Age Guidance


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

Running time

Approximately 2 hours including an interval

Post-show discussion

There will be a post-show discussion after the 3pm performance on Sat 16 Mar.

Content advice

Themes include suicidal thoughts, sexual harassment and violence


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Fees and Charges

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Creative Team


Ben Musgrave

Dramaturgy & Lyrics

Leesa Gazi


Gavin Joseph


Caitlin Abbot


Sohini Alam


Oliver Weeks


Nasirul Haque Khokon

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