Apradhini is a collection of stories about women who have been incarcerated for life for crimes including armed robbery, dacoity and murder. While guilty of their crimes, the author is astonished to hear the stories leading to these crimes being committed. These women have been beaten, abused and exploited by society, and sadly their attempts to regain some autonomy and liberation brought them to the attention of the law. Are their crimes heartless violations or a response to their untenable circumstances?
*Apradhini premiers as a two-hander at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival*
Tickets available here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/apradhini-women-without-men
Audience feedback from the Burdall's Yard, Bath showcase on 23rd April 2022:
"Well performed, good use of puppetry and mime."
"Moving, lovely singing, and very evocative."
"I very much enjoyed the stories and the puppetry used to create the characters' stories. The singing was very moving and helped to engage you and move you from one story to the next, it would be good to incorporate even more singing when transitioning."
"I thought it was great, it educated us in a creative way and was a though provoking and powerful piece! The singing was a great addition to the performance too!"
"I loved it. It is easy to understand, good pace, engaging and beautifully presented."