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Handlooms: A love of saris leads a man to discover himself within the folds of the sensuous fabric

Event Details

  • Address

    Alankar House of Saris, 46-48 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 5TQ

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  • Date

    Saturday 24th March 2018

  • Ticket Prices

    Student / Senior Citizen / Disability Concession 10.00
    General Admission - Full Price 15.00

Written by Rani Moorthy. Directed by Alan Lane

12th March till 24th March – 22 shows

A love of fabrics leads a man to discover himself within the folds of the sensuous fabric. Handlooms is an exciting and immersive theatrical experience set in a working sari shop on Manchester’s Curry Mile.

Handlooms explores the generational conflict between Rajesh and his mother who are both seeking conflicting solutions to a crisis in their sari business.

An exciting and immersive theatrical experience set in a real sari shop in the heart of Curry Mile. The show challenges simplistic and stereotypical assumptions about an aspect of migrant life, the sari.

“I wanted to write a play about saris from the male perspective, and Handlooms happens in a real sari shop to give the audience a very close encounter; to recreate my childhood memories of these extraordinary men whose love of saris took them to a very theatrical way of presenting themselves.” Rani Moorthy broadwayworld.com

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CREDITS

Written by Rain Moorthy.
Directed by Alan Lane.
A Rasa and Contact co-production.
Supported using public funding through the National Lottery by Arts Council England, Slung Low, Curve, Alankar (Manchester) and Anokhi (Leicester).

Part of CONTACT IN THE CITY, a programme of performance across Greater Manchester during Contact’s building transformation.

Tickets 0161 274 0600