Udham’ a theatre production by playwright Harvinder Sohal will run at the city’s Arena Theatre on June 23rd and 24th.
The play centres on the difficulties a traditional Indian family face when their ideologies are dismantled by drug abuse. The story was inspired from an original study done on drugs and alcoholic abuse within the Punjabi community, part of the Department of Health initiative to examine inequalities in the province of services.
The research done by Wolverhampton Sikh Council of Gurdwaras on the drugs and Alcohol abuse in the Punjabi community and the possible cause of this are reflected in ‘Udham’.
‘Udham’ is a play that creatively reflects on these finds of the research and at the same time showing parallels with Udhey the only son of the Singh family who becomes addicted to drugs and Alcohol and the life of the legendary martyr Shaheed Udham Singh’s, who went on a mission to fight for his country,
This play is not about religion but about overcoming turmoil in family life and being able to find the right the path in life, the path that you truly believe in being the right one