Wolverhampton 1969: a local dispute hits the headlines in Britain (and India) as Sikh bus drivers fight for the right to wear their turbans and beards at work.
As the struggle reaches its climax, we follow the action and the issues behind it as seen from the bus company canteen …
Himmat (Courage) is the latest in my series of short plays: Wolverhampton: the Histories.
It’s my first Wolverhampton play to explore the twentieth century and the first where I’ve put the experiences of minority ethnic people, in this case Wolverhampton’s important Sikh community, in the spotlight. I want to thank everyone who attended the performances but in particular the many people of South Asian origin who gave me such great audiences.
I’d also like, once more, to thank Eshmit Kaur without whose support Himmat just could not have happened.
Cast / credits
Anil Bharhat Satvinder Ram Gupta Jasvinder Eshmit Kaur Rani Rian Pearl Surjit Calum Ralph Bill / Mr Smith Diljohn Sidhu Charanjeet / Hardeep Eshmit Kaur Director Jefny Ashcroft Writer / Producer