Sock ’em With Honey

by Bapsi Sidhwa

March 2003

Cockpit Theatre, Leicester Haymarket & UK tour

A bittersweet comedy about love, loyalties and need to belong.

A bittersweet comedy about love, loyalties and need to belong.

Feroza is blissfully happy.  She’s in love and wants to marry her Jewish boyfriend, David.  But, her family is not so ecstatic. They want her to follow tradition and settle down with a nice Parsee (Zoroastrian) boy.

So, spurred on by the family grandmother, a forceful matriarch, Feroza’s mother is despatched to London from Karachi to win over her daughter with sweet words. Here, she is torn between love for her daughter and her duty to family and faith. But her attempts to spoil Feroza’s relationship with David backfire, as he is provoked into reasserting his own cultural roots.

Writer Bapsi Sidhwa

Internationally acclaimed Bapsi Sidhwa is an award winning Pakistani novelist striving above all to bring women’s issues of the Indian subcontinent into public discussion. Bapsi was raised in Lahore, Pakistan. She now lives in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore. Her 5 novels: Cracking India,The Pakistani Bride, The Crow Eaters, An American Brat, and Water, have been […]

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First Performance 20 March 2003

The Cockpit

Gateforth Street
London NW8 8EH

Cast | Creatives | Crew

Cast and Crew

Sumitra Bhagat, Gareth Clarke, Norma Dixit, Philippa Downes, Kitu Gidwani, Rohit Gokani
Janet Steel
Penny White
Sayan Kent

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