WHAT THE DESI ARE THEY UP TO?

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APPROACHING EMPTY

ISHY DIN

The Curve, Leicester, 28-30 March

Set in Northern England in the aftermath of Margaret Thatcher’s death, Approaching Empty is a razor-sharp new drama by award-winning playwright Ishy Din (Curve’s Wipers, Best Stage Production at Asian Media Awards; Snookered, Best New Play at Manchester Theatre Awards), which lays bare the everyday struggles of a post-industrial generation of British men.

 
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DISMANTLE THIS ROOM

MILLI BHATIA, INGRID MARVIN, NINA SEGAL

Royal Court Theatre, 6-27th April

Stage a violent revolution. Take them down from the inside. Blow the whistle. Or tear it all up and start again.

Dismantle This Room is an immersive escape-the-room experience that asks the questions: how can we dismantle existing power structures? And what can we build in their place?

 
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Om SHANTI FUCK/DOLL FACE

NATASHA CHANDRA/Karen Mann

Arcola Theatre 16th March, Battersea Arts Centre, 9-11th April, Camden Peoples Theatre 16th June

A double bill of two powerful South Asian female-led pieces examining sex, periods, abortion and the “good Indian girl”, this compendium reflects on culture, society and feminism in British-Indian culture and the challenges South Asian women face.

 
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IT’s in your nature to destroy yourself

NISH KUMAR

Various, 2019

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee, Nish Kumar is taking his brand new show on a national tour of the UK. The title is a quote from Terminator 2.

 
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Hobson’s choice

TANIKA GUPTA

The Royal Exchange Theatre, 31 May 2019-6 July

‘It’s a man’s world and you girls should keep within your boundaries and do as you’re told’

 
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WHITE PEARL

ANCHULI FELICIA KING

Royal Court, Sloane Square, 10 May - 15 Jun

An international PR nightmare; the company cannot be seen to be racist, they’ve got to get it taken down before America wakes up.