Bhagat Singh: Freedom Fighter
Inquilab Zindabad (Long Live Revolution!) Shahid Bhagat Singh
The Wolverhampton Sikh Council presents
BHAGAT SINGH: FREEDOM FIGHTER on Sun 25 Nov at 7.30pm.
This exhilarating stage production of Bhagat Singh’s life-story reflects
on the huge part he played in the anti-colonial movement leading to the
Independence of India from the British in 1947.
A figure of great courage, bravery and vision Bhagat Singh sacrificed his life
for the cause at the age of just 24 and became a symbol of the heroism and
inspiration for generations to come.
Bhagat Singh was hanged by the British for treason on 23 March 1931.
This play shows the martyrdom of a patriot, who continues to inspire bravery
among India's youth.
Black Country Playwright/Director Harvinder Sohal’s previous play ‘Udham’
sold out at Wolverhampton Arena Theatre last year.
Born in the Phillipines and educated from the age of 12 in the West Midlands,
she graduated in Drama and Media Communication from the University of Wolverhampton.
In the same year she was accepted by the Birmingham Repertory theatre
to study script writing under the transmission initiative.
“Bhagat Singh is one of India’s best known revolutionist, his name resonates instantly in Punjab – be it in India or Pakistan. A name that unites the two countries – a legend who fought the British Raj and happily embraced death at the prime of his youth.
This play is in tribute to the 60 years of the independence of India”.Harvinder Sohal, Director
Birmingham born Danny Sura stars as Bhagat Singh and has been acting from the age of 8yrs old. He’s played everything from Algernon Moncrief in the Oscar Wilde play “The Importance of Being Ernest”, starred in TV commercials and starred in the leading role in Harvinder Sohal’s previous play ‘Udham’. In addition to this Danny has recently finished two art house short-films which will be previewed at film festivals next year.
“Bhagat Singh: Freedom Fighter is very close to my heart and it’s an honour to be playing such a great historic figure and to appreciate the sacrifices made by him and other freedom-fighters that followed”
Danny Sura (Bhagat Singh)
Bhagat Singh: Freedom Fighter is part of The Drum’s Routes to Freedom
programme which seeks to explore the struggles of African, Asian and
Caribbean peoples for social justice and equality.
The programme focuses on two historic events and their impacts today:
the Bi-Centenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act and the
60th Anniversary of the Independence/partition of the Indian
See this performance at The Drum in Birmingham for one night only!
Tickets are on sale now £7 (£5). Group discounts available, buy 10 tickets
and get 1 free. Suitable for ages 13+
Box Office: 0121 333 2444 or book online at www.the-drum.org.uk.