PINK SARI Revolution is a drama based on a true story of inspirational women fighting for equality in the badlands of India.

The play, at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds from Tuesday to Saturday, November 7 to 11, has been adapted for the stage by Purva Naresh.

In India’s rural Uttar Pradesh province violence towards women is rife, but Sampat Pal, leader of the notorious, working-class feminist movement ‘The Gulabi Gang’, is fighting for change.

With the gang boasting 400,000 members and growing, and with a uniform of blazing pink saris, women are finding the strength and empowerment to stand up and fight against the violence in the ‘badlands’.

Pink Sari Revolution tells the real-life story of the formidable Sampat Pal and the gang as they challenge the daily oppression.

The play is based on a book of the same name by the internationally-renowned author and journalist Amana Fontanella-Khan, and sets out to reveal the real cost of making a stand.

West Yorkshire Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining described Pink Sari Revolution as a hugely-powerful production.

He added: “This is a truly inspiring story of how a brave and strong group of women are standing up against the violence and demands a deep patriarchal culture has placed on them.”

The play is said to entertain its audiences while holding a mirror to society and challenging the injustices of our times.

Visit or call 0113 2137700 to book tickets for Pink Sari Revolution.