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VenueLeeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Other spaces: Courtyard, Quarry, Bramall Rock Void
CountyWest Yorkshire
From9th February 2002
Opened13th February 2002
To9th March 2002
WhenMon-Fri 19:45, Sat 20:00, Mats Thurs 14:30 (exclu. Feb 21), Wed Feb 20 at 14:30, Sat 16:00
PricesFrom £8.50. To £18.50.
What is currently on at Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse) (V977)


It's the Bombay wedding season, when ambitious mothers hunt for future brides and grooms to the music and dancing of the Hijras, the rude, crude and lewd eunuchs, who, according to Hindu tradition, have the ability to grant wishes and cast spells. Nil's mother thinks she has found him a nice docile girl to settle down with - but Nils has already been cruising and found himself Raj, a nice Indian boy and adopted son of the Guru Hijra. Sparks fly when the plan to smuggle Raj back to Wembley dressed as a Rani, Nil's 'wife' misfires and it takes all of the Guru Hijra's supernatural powers to avoid disaster! Ash Kotak graduated from the London International Film School in 1987. He has written directed and produced several short films and has theatre commissions from the Theatre Royal Plymouth and the National Theatre Studio.
Author Ash Kotak

Archive :: production:T01080344121, play:S01638446968, venue:V977

Production details


Special Performances

  • 21 Feb 02 Audio Described
  • 27 Feb 02 Sign Interpreted
  • 28 Feb 02 Audio Described
  • 5 Mar 02 Audio Described


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Director Ian Brown
Design Belinda Ackermann
Lighting Tim Skelly
Sound Mic Pool
Director Faroque Khan (movement)
Performer Harmage Singh Kalirai (Guru Hijra)
Performer Guy Rhys (Nils)
Performer Raj Ghatak (Raj)
Performer Rez Kempton
Performer Charubala Chokshi
Performer Harvey Virdi
Performer Mala Ghedia
Performer Josephine Welcome
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