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Kali Writers Discovery Showcase

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Join us for two special staged script in hand readings of four striking short plays by newly discovered West Midlands women writers of South Asian descent from Birmingham and beyond…


RITUALS by Gurpreet Jivan.
Mum used to keep a wooden box on the shelf opposite her bed. We never touched it, only watched how she’d care for it.” Sharing their memories, two Sikh sisters from Birmingham learn about their mother.


THE RECIPE by Kerena Jagpal
A family recipe is passed down through generations and now the youngest is ready to learn. But it’s more than spices and sabji that we come to learn about. Three generations of women in a Panjabi family grapple with expectations of themselves… and each other.


HOW TO BE BROWN by Hannah Ali Khan
D’you ever wish you was more brown?” Maya wants to be more brown. Saz thinks she’s brown enough. But as Maya turns more towards the friendly but conventional Anica for advice, can their friendship survive?


An awkward meeting. An unintended insult. A silenced house party. Having a ‘normal’ conversation in a neurotypical world was never going to be easy.


Kali Theatre develops and presents thought provoking, contemporary new plays by South Asian women which reflect and comment on our lives today. Kali’s award-winning productions have won rave reviews, sell out performances and inspired audiences throughout the UK and beyond.


From £10

Presented by

Birmingham Rep in partnership with Kali Theatre

Directed by

Helena Bell and Beth Kapila

Dramaturgy by

Aisha Khan

Running time

Approximately 80 minutes (with no interval)

Age guidance


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

Content advice

Please note, these plays will contain mentions of drug use and mental health issues.


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