The play


A one-woman show performed by Taruna Jamalamadaka, Singarevva and the Palace is a story set in a village in North Karnataka. It is the tale of a beautiful woman whose life is repeatedly commodified and manipulated by her greedy father, an impotent husband and an obsessive lover. Her desire to be a wife and a mother is never fulfilled, while she faces public humiliation for her supposed barrenness. A lifetime of disappointments and frustrations make Singarevva a bitter woman who finds her own way to exact revenge on her abusers.


The playwright


Chandrashekhara Kambara is a renowned poet, playwright, folklorist, film director and the founder Vice- Chancellor of Kannada University in Hampi. His writings have earned worldwide praise for their seamless juxtaposition of myth and contemporary lifestyle. He is the recipient of several distinguished awards including the Padma Shri, Jnanpith Award, Sahitya Akademi Award, Kabir Samman, Kalidas Samman, and Pampa Award.

Lighting design & execution/PublicityMeera Sitaraman

Design/Direction/Script adaptation: V. Balakrishnan

Choreography: Taruna Jamalamadaka


In the news...





  • "The monologue is vibrant and powerful, infused with traditional dances and songs from India which demonstrate Jamalamadaka’s considerable all-round talent." -'s Ben Horton reviews the show, here.


  • "All life exists on this stage, in the beautiful and tortured expressions of its only protagonist." -'s Isobel Cockerell reviews the show, here.

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