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
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