Kranti (Revolution) is an NGO that empowers girls from Mumbai’s red-light areas to become agents of social change. Lal Batti Express (Red-Light Express) is a one-hour play written by the Revolutionaries which uses a train themed journey to visit the “stations” of their lives – their childhood in Mumbai’s brothels, discrimination and abuse while growing up, and their ongoing journeys for healing and happiness.
Through these shows, the Revolutionaries hope to change mainstream mindsets about sex workers, their communities, and their children. In 2015, the Revolutionaries toured the US, performing at Broadway theaters, juvenile jails, domestic violence shelters, sex workers’ collectives, and Google & Facebook headquarters.
This year, the Lal Batti train is starting in London with stops in Cambridge, Brighton, Cardiff, Dublin, Manchester, and Birmingham before the final destination – Edinburgh Fringe. Please get your ticket hop on board the Lal Batti Express on 23 July at The Civic!
At the end of the show, you will be able to ask them questions about their experiences and plans for the future.