Wed 6 – Fri 8 March
Wed 6 - Fri 8 March
£12 / £10 / PWYC*
1 hour 40 minutes
Horse + Bamboo is delighted to host Indigo Giant, presented by Komola Collective
Do you ever feel that there is something inside you?
Something very old, that will come out one day.
1859. A field in Kanaipur, Bengal. Life-loving Sadhu Charan, an indigo farmer, is newly married to Kshetromani, a woman with visions of the future. At first, all is idyllic. But when the new British Planter Rose arrives, full of strange desires, the creeping malignancy of the indigo system begins to strangle their happiness…
During the British Raj, to meet the world’s insatiable desire for blue, vast swathes of the Bengali countryside were given over to the cultivation of the indigo plant. The atrocities committed by British planters triggered an extraordinary revolution that changed Bengal forever.
Indigo Giant is a gripping, haunting new drama inspired by Dinabandhu Mitra’s trail-blazing Indigo Mirror, a play that shook colonial India.
Can’t you hear the footsteps all around?
The Indigo Giant is coming!
Content warnings: Suicidal thoughts, Sexual harassment, Violence
Komola Collective are an award-winning arts company dedicated to telling stories from women’s perspectives.
Written by Ben Musgrave
Produced, Dramaturgy and Lyrics by Leesa Gazi
Direction by Gavin Joseph
Design by Caitlin Abbott
Music by Sohini Alam and Oliver Weeks
Lighting by Nasirul Haque Khokon