The Usual Auntijies

The Belgrade Theatre presents

The Usual Auntijies

Written by Paven Virk. Directed by Barry Kyle.

5 - 26 March 2011

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Auntie-ji – noun. a term sometimes used to address women older than oneself. Ji is traditionally used after someone’s name to show respect, mainly by the communities of the Indian sub-continent.

Somewhere in this city live three elderly, South Asian auntijies who have found themselves together in a house, empty of memories. Nearby, a new Indian bride has arrived in the country only to find herself in a place that she is utterly unprepared for. 

The Usual Auntijies is a bitter-sweet new comic-drama that visits the lives of four women as they embark on an inspiring, emotional and comic journey to overcome the past and rediscover their sense of life, love and happiness.

If you laughed and cried along with Shirley Valentine and Calendar Girls you will love The Usual Auntijies – a celebration of all women of a particular age whose desires and struggles are too often forgotten.

Radio broadcaster and writer, Jasvir Kang will be reading a collection of her poems in Punjabi pre-show in B2 on Weds 9 March at 6.30pm and Weds 16 & 23 March at 7.30pm. These poems will also be read in English.

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