Event

Kumkum Malhotra: A Live Story

Saturday 12 May
Norwich Castle Gardens
5.30 - 6.30pm & 7.30 - 8.30pm
Free entry - waiting list only

These events are now fully booked. Places may be available just before peformances begin but this cannot be guaranteed.

Preti Taneja’s award-winning novella set in New Delhi is brought to life in the grounds of Norwich Castle as a three-part live story.

In a small house in Nizamuddin, Kumkum Malhotra is preparing herself for the evening ahead when suddenly a shameful incident sets in motion a sequence of events; at first unravelling her evening plans, then ultimately her very sense of self.

Experience Kumkum’s deeply moving story through multiple art forms and sensory encounters including photography and dance. As you are guided around the Castle grounds, watch as our heroine disappears: from a family, from a life, from a story.

‘This novel literally took my breath away’ – Maureen Freely

Co-commissioned and co-produced by Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Writers’ Centre Norwich (now the National Centre for Writing) in collaboration with Story Machine Productions. Choreography by Glass House Dance

This show includes one incident of swearing and has a suggested age rating of 14+ 

Bringing the Walls Down – Preti Taneja discusses Kumkum Malhotra, silence and the #MeToo age >>

Part of the City of Literature programme at Norfolk & Norwich Festival

About Preti Taneja, author of ‘Kumkum Malhotra’

Preti Taneja was born in the UK to Indian parents and spent most of her childhood holidays in New Delhi. She has worked as a human rights editor, reporter and filmmaker on Iraq, in Jordan, Rwanda, and Kosovo, and her work has been published in the Guardian and Open Democracy. A fellow at Warwick University, in 2014 Preti’s novella Kumkum Malhotra won the Gatehouse Press New Fictions Prize. She also is the editor of Visual Verse and was selected as an AHRC/ BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker for 2014. He novel, We That Are Young, has been longlisted for the 2018 Desmond Elliott Prize. Website

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These events are now fully booked. Places may be available just before peformances begin but this cannot be guaranteed. Preti Taneja’s award-winning novella set in New Delhi is brought to life in the grounds of Norwich Castle as a three-part live story. In a small house in Nizamuddin, Kumkum Malhotra is preparing herself for the […]

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