'Himmat' means courage in the Gurmukhi/Panjabi language.
Kindly funded by Arts Council England, Himmat the play told the story of 1969 Wolverhampton - a time of discrimination and right-wing political movements through the likes of Enoch Powell.
It was when Tarsem Singh Sandhu, a bus driver in Wolverhampton stood up to these challenges, leading to victory for the Sikh Community and ethnic minorities for years to come...
We are delighted to share with you that Himmat successfully ran as a pre-event to Wolverhampton's 2020 Literature Festival. The performances were held at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery at the end of September.
This was a collaborated project. The script and production was led by Jefny Ashcroft, and editing of script and direction was led by myself. I also appeared as 'Rani' in the show.
You can watch a recorded performance of Himmat here or view our highlights by clicking on the photo's below (courtesy of David Ashcroft, 2019).