by Yasmin Whittaker-Khan

April - May 2005

Southwark Playhouse, Birmingham Repertory Theatre & UK tour

A controversial play telling a love story across barriers of race, culture and taboo

Bells takes us into the seedy world of Mujra (courtesan) clubs, a centuries-old tradition in Pakistan which is now growing in Britain. A butcher’s shop by day and a brothel by night, Bells has all the sparkle of Lollywood but the glitz and glamour are tarnished by the pain and degradation of secret lives. Is love possible in a place where flesh is bought and sold?

Writer Yasmin Whittaker-Khan

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Yasmin is a Youth Worker, Writer, Presenter, film producer & Social Activist Youth Work: Full time youth worker for City and Islington Sixth Form College from 2002 to current. Talks & Interviews include: BBC Radio 4, Front Row, television, Beyond These Walls – Ritla Shah, BBC Frontrow – Mark Lawson, Theatre Voice- Dominic Cavendish, ICA, […]

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Southwark Playhouse

77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD

April 21 – May 14, 7.30pm



Cast | Creatives | Crew

Cast and Crew

Damien Asher, Marc Elliot, Shivani Ghai, Nicholas Khan, Sharona Sassoon
Poonam Brah
Matthew Wright
Chris Corner
Sayan Kent
Kella Panay
Penny Gold
Assistant Director
Pia Furtado

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