A dramatic performance based upon a true incident and the life events of the performers.
On the night of December 16 2012 a young woman and her male friend boarded a bus in urban Delhi heading for home. What followed changed the lives of these two people and countless others forever.
Internationally acclaimed playwright and director Yael Farber creates a searing new work that cracks open the silence around women whose lives have been shattered by gender-based violence.
With an extraordinary cast and creative team from India, Farber brings us 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 that speaks for both a nation and a world no longer able to hold the tides of change at bay.
'One of the most powerful and urgent pieces of human rights theatre ever made' (The Herald)
'Powerful and incredibly moving' (The Independent)
'Deeply moving' (New York Times)
'Yael Farber's intelligent, defiant and uncompromising production says simply, "this is happening and it can't be ignored".' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine)
'Proudly, they shatter the pervasive shame culture of silence that surrounds sexual violence against women.' (Evening Standard)
Winner of: 2013 Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. Scotsman Fringe Frist Award and a Herald Angel.
Presented by Southbank Centre
An Assembly, Riverside Studios and Poorna Jagannathan Production
Please note that due to the intimate nature of this performance, no latecomers can be accommodated.
For ages 16+
This performance contains strong adult themes with descriptions of physical and sexual violence.
Running time 90 mins.
Following each performance, there will be a post-show conversation with an invited chairperson and some members of the company.
Please note the performance and post-show conversation on Tuesday 11 March are BSL interpreted.
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