My Daughter’s Trial

by Gulshanah Choudhuri (Jabine Chaudri)

a woman pointing angrily at a barrister

April 2013

UK Tour

Parveen, an ambitious young Muslim barrister will do anything to keep her clients from losing their liberty. But what if it is your own mother that needs locking up for her own safety? Parveen has found the man of her dreams but can she hold on to him and her career when she is losing her mother and her grip on reality? As Parveen struggles with the conflict between her professional life as a barrister and her family duty as a daughter, something will have to give…

Writer Gulshanah Choudhuri

portrait of the writer

Sadly Gulshanah passed away from cancer shortly after her first play, My Daughter’s Trial was presented by Kali. This is her biography from that time: Jabine Chaudri is the writer pseudonym for Gulshanah Choudhuri who is a special needs education law barrister practising in Winchester and London. In 2008 she won a national BBC writing initiative called […]

About the writer
About the Play


This unique, site-specific new play was presented in atmospheric courtrooms and chambers where audiences could witness the actions of both the defendant and Parveen and judge for themselves who really was on trial.

“A brilliant piece of writing by Jabine Chaudri…. Janet Steel has created a heartfelt, thought-provoking and entertaining night out”

A Younger Theatre


8 – 25 April

Brown’s Courtrooms

82-84 St Martin’s Ln  London WC2



4 – 6 April

Senate Chamber 

Aston Webb Building




26 – 27 April

Council Chamber

Town Hall Square Leicester



19 – 20 April

Sea City Courtroom

Havelock Rd, Southampton

Cast | Creatives | Crew

Cast and Crew

Goldy Notay, Sakuntala Ramanee, Narinder Samra, James Daniel Wilson, Gordon Cooper, Robin Griffith
Janet Steel
Jai Channa
Joseph Marshall
Stage Manager
Nicola Cartwright

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