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Jatinga

Following the critically acclaimed, sell-out season of The Laden Table, bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company is proud to present the world premiere of Jatinga - an international co-production inspired by the daughters of sex-workers in Kamathipura, Mumbai’s oldest and Asia’s second largest red-light district.

Named after the village Jatinga, a place most famous for the phenomenon of birds ‘committing suicide’ by mysteriously flying off a cliff and plunging to their deaths, Jatinga is the story of five girls desperately trying to change the course of their lives.

From the slums of Mumbai, to the tribal regions of India’s north and to the Red Corridor in the east, the play joins the girls as they find themselves on a train to Jatinga. When a chance encounter with an investigative journalist offers them a glimmer of hope, they must remember that there are predators lurking around every corner.

Jatinga will feature a stellar cast of Sydney’s finest theatre talent including Suz Mawer and Monroe Reimers (The Laden Table), Sheila Kumar (The Pearlfishers, OA), Jarrod Crellin (Black Jesus), and introducing newcomer Trishala Sharma. As part of the bAKEHOUSE Artistic Cultural Exchange program, the cast will be joined by celebrated actors and activists Faezeh Jalali and Sapna Bhavani, who played an integral part in the show’s development in Mumbai. 

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