Jabine Chaudri’s absorbing and fast moving new play, My Daughter’s Trial, receives its world premiere in April. Kali Theatre in association with Soho Theatre present a site-specific production in the atmospheric former Westminster County Court, still preserved above Brown’s Restaurant in St Martin’s Lane.
Written by a barrister, the play features Parveen, an ambitious young Muslim barrister who will do anything to keep her clients from losing their liberty but she faces her own trial when she must decide whether to section her mentally ill mother against her family’s wishes. As Parveen juggles her professional and personal responsibilities, the action switches back and forth between courtroom battle and domestic turmoil, made even more complicated when her opponent in court turns out to be the love of her life…
In this unusual theatrical event, audiences will sit in the court space alongside the actors as they witness the actions of both the defendant and Parveen, and must judge for themselves who is really on trial.
Last year Kali Theatre celebrated twenty one years as the only theatre company in the UK dedicated to championing women writers from a South Asian background. Founded in 1991, the company seeks out original writers, focusing on content and ideas as much as on style, to present memorable theatre. Kali has established a reputation for creating theatre that takes audiences on unpredictable journeys that inspire, excite and intrigue.
My Daughter’s Trial, will also be presented in similar spaces in Birmingham, Southampton and Leicester.
Michael Eppy Soho Theatre 020 7478 0142 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Yasmeen Khan Kali Theatre 020 8694 6033 / email@example.com
MY DAUGHTER’S TRIAL
April 8,9,10,11, 15,16,17, 22,23,24, 7.30pm
Brown’s Courtrooms, above Brown’s Restaurant, 82 St Martin’s Lane London WC2N 4AG
Tickets: £10 – £20 from www.sohotheatre.com and 0207 478 0100
Site-specific production, Parveen is an ambitious young Muslim barrister will do anything to keep her clients from losing their liberty but she faces her own trial whe she must decide whether to section her mentally ill mother against her families wishes.