Mon 24 July | 7:30pm | Main Space
Q&A following the performance
Lal Batti (“Red Light”) Express is a one-of-a-kind production about the lives of young women from Mumbai’s infamous red-light area. The play has a train theme that follows us through their pasts, their presents, and the changes they hope to bring to the future.
The actresses, aged 14 – 21, are all beneficiaries of Kranti, an NGO which empowers girls from Mumbai’s red-light areas to become agents of social change.
The girls will take you on a journey through their lives and the lives of their mothers, most of whom are sex workers. They share stories that are heart-warming, heart-breaking, and hopeful as they travel on the “Red-Light Express” through the stations of their lives such as, their childhoods in the brothels, an ordinary day in the red-light area, their daily battles against stigma and discrimination, and even their future hopes and dreams.
“An extraordinary story of seemingly ordinary women” – Nirupama Chaudhary
At the end of the show, you will be able to ask them questions about their experiences and plans for the future!
Along with being agents of social change, the girls are talented performers who toured the US with the play. This summer, they’ve been invited to perform at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and they’re thrilled to bring Lal Batti Express to a few cities across the UK!