Santi & Naz

Presented by The Thelmas

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Show Information
Showing on:
Fri 23 June 2023
Approx. 1hr 10mins (no interval)
Age Guidance:

Santi and Naz are bestest-best friends living in a village in pre-partition India. One Sikh, one Muslim; they have little understanding of how religion will divide them.

As partition draws closer, the girls remain oblivious to the spreading social unrest and violence. They’re too busy stealing books, swimming in the lake and spying on Rahul (the local hottie). When Naz is betrothed to a tailor from the soon-to-be capital of Pakistan the threat of separation for the young women looms on the horizon. Bound by their love for each other we learn how far they will go to avoid the inevitable.

Santi & Naz explores queer love and loyalty set against the backdrop of a country soon to be changed forever.

Content to consider

This play contains themes including violence, religious and political unrest, religious and political violence, Empire & colonisation, forced marriage, murder and sexual assault.


Following the performance on Thu 22 Jun there will be a Q&A hosted by our Engagement Producer, Elodie Gilbert with the cast and creative team of the show.

Writing Workshop

Join us on Thu 22 Jun, 6-7pm for our Writing Workshop with The Thelmas – Inspired by Santi & Naz ahead of the 8pm show of Santi & Naz in our Studio.

Rose Marie Christian Santi 250x250

Rose-Marie Christian


Karendip Phull Naz 250x250

Karendip Phull



Writers – Guleraana Mir & afshan d’souza lodhi
Director – Madelaine Moore
Producer – Sarah Jordan Verghese
Set & Costume Designer – Sascha Gilmour
Associate Designer – Fay Rusted
Movement Director – Rakhee Sharma
Lighting Designer – Martha Godfrey
Sound Designer & Composer – Tom Penn
Production Manager – Josie Shipp
Touring Stage Manager – Rori Endersby


Heart-warming and distressing, elegant and silly

A Younger Theatre


tender play about female friendship

The Stage


funny, exciting and feisty

Pocket Size Theatre

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