Powerful play tackles honour-based crime issues

A powerful new play called Beyond Shame is being staged at Derby Theatre in partnership with Karma Nirvana, an award-winning human rights charity that supports the victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage.

Beyond Shame is inspired by the experiences of real survivors who have contacted Karma Nirvana for support over many years.

This vital new piece of theatre, with a mission to raise the public’s awareness of the effect that honour crimes can have on its victims, marks the charity’s 25th anniversary. 

The play has been informed by interviews with both professionals and survivors and will will highlight the challenges faced by victims that experience honour systems within their families. 

Karma Nirvana was founded in Derby in 1993 by the survivor, campaigner and author Jasvinder Sanghera CBE. 

As part of its legacy, Beyond Shame will embark on a regional schools’ tour to raise awareness among teenagers who remain the most affected group. 

The play will explore how young people are impacted and enable them to feel more empowered, knowing that there is support and that they are not alone.

You can see the play from September 6-8. For tickets go to http://www.derbytheatre.co.uk

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