Black Theatre Live


A storm in a chai cup

Set within the1985 Birmingham riots, the play follows Reet and her abusive marriage to Balbir. After it ends, she goes back to live with her parents.

Forward 20 years and the 2005 Birmingham riots are in motion. Reet now has a son named Nishkama and is seeing another man. Events repeat themselves as her son is now in her shoes and on the cusp of marriage. Reet also faces another dilemma; Anand has asked her to marry him and they plan to move to Canada. The day Reet is due to leave for Canada her mother tells her the secret she’s been hiding. What Reet finds out makes her world stand still.The storm is here.