Dates and Times
Sun 16 June 2019 at 5.30pm
Part of Calm Down Dear, a three-week festival of innovative feminist performance. The festival runs from Tuesday 28 May – Sunday 16 June.
Take advantage of our double-bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16, or make the most of our Season Pass and book tickets for three different shows to receive a 10% discount. Simply add the tickets for the shows into your basket and we’ll do the rest.
Presented by Namashkar
“A truly informative evening that brought to the audience’s attention the pressures people can be living under, purely because of age old traditions and beliefs. Natasha Kathi-Chandra has created an expert insight into Asian culture that educates so effectively, showing that not everyone fits perfectly into their culture, and the pressures that some live with trying to please family.” – ★★★★ Flat Cap Theatre Review
“The character is relatable and highlights the conversations all women of colour need to be having. Karen is engaging and does well to do her job, which is to get the audience to react…and react we did. Karen is a very talented writer and actress and I’m excited to see what the future has in store for her.” – ★★★★ Too British To Be Asian
OM SHANTI F*CK
Ambika finds herself in bloody embarrassing hell when she gets up to find she’s left a period stain on the carpet in a sacred Hindu temple. Big deal?
2018. Sex, periods and the “Good Indian girl”. Ambika questions the strange myths of Indian culture and the sexist taboos that have made her feel inadequate to be a woman all her life.
A dramatic monologue using music and dance to explore the impact of cultural identity on one young British Indian woman, and the stigma around mental health in the Indian community. Doll Face is a gut-wrenching but hopeful account of a single Indian female in an abortion clinic reflecting on her upbringing, culture, society and the reality of trying to have it all.
Contains references to sexual abuse, menstruation and contains strong language: Recommend age rating 15+
About the company
Namashkar is a company founded by Natasha Kathi-Chandra that aims to work with a combination of both artistic and holistic ideas. We create fresh, unique and original productions that are accessible to a diverse range of people belonging to varied disciplines, cultures and experiences.