In December 2004, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's controversial play Behzti
rocked the world of theatre when it was sensationally cancelled after protests in Birmingham. The closure of the play sparked a vehement debate about offence and freedom of speech. In Behud
, a playwright attempts to make sense of the past by visiting the darkest corners of her imagination. Set amidst the theatre establishment, politicians and protesters, Behud
is a playful response to the events surrounding Behzti
, and the story of an artist struggling to be heard. Recommended for ages 14+Performers Lucy Briers, Priyanga Burford, Ravin J Ganatra, Shiv Grewal, John Hodgkinson, Chetna Pandya, Avin Shah.
Author Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti. Producer Soho Theatre. Producer Belgrade Theatre Coventry. Director Lisa Goldman. Design Hannah Clark. Sound Matt McKenzie. Lighting Richard G Jones.