Dates and Times

Fri 29 - Sat 30 Nov 2019 at 9pm

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£12/£10 (concession)

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Presented by Jo Tyabji

Motherland is a visceral full bodied dragged up howl of a show exploring nationalism, identity and our ability to speak out. Some people say it’s about British values. Some people say it’s not about intolerance, it’s about not tolerating intolerance. Some people say they don’t mind change but it’s happening too fast. And what do you say?

In Motherland Jo Tyabji unapolgetically reclaims the voices of politicians, you-tubers, British Indians and OCIs. In an era of India Rising and people Taking Back Britain, this is a show that asks: who are you, first?

Motherland is created and performed by Jo Tyabji (My Name Is My Own –Southbank Centre, What’s Far is Near – Southbank Centre, Lovely Ugly City –Almeida).

Produced in association with Milk Presents (BULLISH, JOAN) and supported by
Arts Council England, In Good Company, The Bush and Battersea Arts Centre.

CPT are delighted to host a very special post-performance discussion with three brilliant friends of ours- Benaifer Bhandari who is Director of Hopscotch Asian Women’s Centre, performance artist Vijay Patel and Motherland’s very own Jo Tyabji.

“What are the critical conversations for British and diaspora Asians in 2019? How do we centre those conversations in mainstream culture?”

We’re going to be looking at these questions with these brilliant panellists.

This panel discussion will take place shortly after the performance of Motherland on Fri 29th Nov and this event is free to anyone who purchases a ticket for this performance. For more information about the panellists, click here.

[Running time of discussion: 25-30 mins.]



Please be aware that this performance contains recorded speeches of fascists and dictators that might be triggering for some audience members. To read the detailed synopsis with the content to consider, please click here. 

Recommended age: 16+


The company don’t believe there is any health warnings in this performance.

If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by calling 0207 419 4841 or email James, our General Manager on [email protected].

About the artist

Jo is Co-Artistic Director and founder of ivo theatre and Company Associate at Milk Presents. She drags as Joé de Vivre performing at Somerset House, the Cocoa Butter Club, Resistance Galleries and the Styx. As a director, she has also held residencies at the Almeida, the National Theatre Studio and Old Vic New Voices. | @JoTyabji  | Milk.Presents | #MotherlandShow

Image credit (c) Shawn Lewis

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