Pah-La

by Abhishek Majumdar

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Wed 03 Apr - Sat 27 Apr 2019 / £15 - £25 Book Now

“I just lit up. I did not burn”

In a remote Tibetan village, Deshar, a young runaway has disowned her father Tsering and become a Buddhist nun.

In Lhasa, Chinese Commander Deng is working for the future of the country, unable to meet the needs of his wife and daughter.

When Deshar carries out an act of defiance it reverberates across the whole country and a new freedom struggle is born with life changing consequences for Deshar, Deng and their families.

“Tell that girl, she has changed Tibet forever.”

Pah-la, based on real stories during the 2008 Lhasa riots, is an examination of the future of non-violence.

Abhishek Majumdar returns to the Royal Court following The Djinns of Eidgah in 2013. He first worked with the Royal Court in 2010 as a writer on the International Department’s two year project in India, and also took part in the Royal Court’s International Residency in 2011.

Director Debbie Hannan’s previous work at the Royal Court includes Latir and Primetime as well as assisting on The Nether, The Internet is Serious Business and Birdland.

The Big Idea: Post-show Talk
Tue 9 Apr, post-show
Abhishek Majumdar in conversation with Royal Court Young Agitators. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Mon – Sat: 7.45pm (except 8 Apr 7pm)
Thu & Sat mats: 3pm (from 11 Apr)

Captioned: Wed 24 Apr 7.45pm

Running time: TBC

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