“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, Teh Internet is Serious Business and Birdland.
The Big Idea: Post-show Talk | Tue 9 Apr
Abhishek Majumdar in conversation with Royal Court Young Agitators. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.
Choose a date
- Concessions First look Press Night Matinee Captioned Show all
Wed 3 Apr 7.45pm
Thu 4 Apr 7.45pm
Tue 9 Apr 7.45pm
The Big Idea: Post-show in conversation with Abhishek Majumdar
Wed 10 Apr 7.45pm
Thu 11 Apr 7.45pm
Fri 12 Apr 7.45pm
Sat 13 Apr 7.45pm
Mon 15 Apr 7.45pm
All seats for this performance are £12 and will be released online at 9am on the day of the show.
Tue 16 Apr 7.45pm
Wed 17 Apr 7.45pm
Thu 18 Apr 7.45pm
Sat 20 Apr 7.45pm
Tue 23 Apr 7.45pm
Thu 25 Apr 7.45pm
Fri 26 Apr 7.45pm
Sat 27 Apr 7.45pm