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Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS

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Closed April 3, 2019

Prepare to have your thoughts provoked and eyes opened to the complex events of the Lhasa Riots

Why See Pah-La?


A New Work From Cultural Commentator Abhishek Majumdar

Following the critically acclaimed run of The Djinns of Eidgah at the Royal Court in 2013, young Indian playwright Abhishek Majumdar returns to the Royal Court Theatre with a brand new thought provoking drama exploring culture, conflict and when the two collide. Based on the violent events of the 2008 Lhasa Riots in Tibet, Pah-La draws on the experiences of Tibetans Majumdar worked and conversed with in his home country of India and offers an eye-opening vision of the future of protest and non-violence. 

Pah-La is set to heighten the political and cultural awareness of British audiences with its arresting story about Deshar, a young runaway from a rural Tibetan village who has disowned her father and become a buddhist nun. Her arc runs parallel to that of Lhasa-based Chinese commander Deng, who is so focused on his duties his home life suffers in the process. When their paths cross after Deshar commits an act of defiance that grabs the entire country's attention, the consequences of her actions change their lives, and the lives of those around them, forever. 

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Previews from: 3 April 2019

Performance date: 3 April 2019

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