Date & time

30 October
National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai
(Part of Tata Literature Live! Festival)

1 November
Privthi Theatre, Mumbai
(Part of Tata Literature Live! Festival)

3 November
Pune (Venue tbc)


Commissioned by Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Development supported by Birmingham Rep Foundry and MAC. Produced by Penned in the Margins.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

This tour of Schlock! is supported by the British Council. The performance in Mumbai are generously funded by a grant from the British Council’s International Literature Showcase (ILS) Legacy Fund. The ILS is a partnership between Writers’ Centre Norwich and British Council and supported by Arts Council England.

British poet and theatre-maker Hannah Silva’s powerful and subversive new solo performance comes to India in Autumn 2015

In the grand tradition of literary terrorism, Hannah has ripped up her copy of Fifty Shades of Grey and now, surrounded by the crumpled pages and with the help of radical punk-pirate Kathy Acker, she attempts to put the female body back together. Join them on a journey through texts and voices pregnant with pain and pleasure, mothers and babies, domination and submission. In a performance as strange as it is beautiful, we discover there are no safe words.

Weird and unsettling … authentic and deeply considered … a tidal wave of words that maybe, just maybe, contains extracts from all the feminist books ever written

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