‘ One of the most powerful and urgent pieces of human rights theatre ever made’ The Herald
On 16 December 2012, a young woman boarded a bus in Delhi heading for home. What followed, changed their lives and countless others’ forever. Internationally acclaimed playwright and director Yaël Farber’s award-winning play cracks open the cone of silence around women whose lives have been shattered by gender-based violence. With an extraordinary ensemble cast of seven from India, Farber brings a blistering evocation of that terrible night and the ripples of change it set in motion. Tearing away the shame that keeps the survivors silent, Nirbhaya is a voyage into a tapestry of personal testimonies.
The performance on Tue 10 Mar will be followed by a short presentation and post-show discussion with Dr Aisha K. Gill in conversation with the artists and performers of Nirbhaya exploring the global issue of violence against women. Aisha K. Gill is Associate Professor in Criminology at the University of Roehampton.