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Himmat (the play)

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Wolverhampton Art Gallery, The Georgian Gallery

Lichfield Street

Wolverhampton

WV1 1DU

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Himmat means ‘courage’ in the Gurmukhi and Panjabi language. The play is in English but with a small amount of Panjabi.

Many people are surprised to learn that if you wore a beard and turban in 1960’s Wolverhampton, you weren’t allowed to drive a bus. Obviously, this discriminated against the town’s large Sikh population.

Set in the bus depot, Himmat tells the story of the battle to overturn this injustice created by the institutional racism of the time. The play is largely based on the real history of the period; although the subject is very serious* it is lively and humorous as well.

A professionally-trained cast of six performs this Arts Council-funded piece. Eshmit Kaur, an ALRA graduate, is directing and will also appear as Rani. Jefny Ashcroft, a Wolverhampton-based playwright, is writer/producer.

We are proud to have the support of Wolverhampton Art Gallery: all five performances will be in the attractive Georgian Room at WAG. We are also delighted to be an official preview event for the fourth Wolverhampton Literature Festival.

* Please note that the play is written for adults and children 14+. It is not suitable for younger children as it includes some mild bad language and a graphic description of the horror of self-immolation.

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Wolverhampton Art Gallery, The Georgian Gallery

Lichfield Street

Wolverhampton

WV1 1DU

United Kingdom

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