Santi & Naz

Santi and Naz have been sahelis (best friends) from birth - one Muslim and one Sikh, their religion has never before been a factor in their friendship. The girls are more interested in playing marbles, competing to see who can make the best rope swing, and spying on Rahul from the local nimbu stall.


However, it is 1947, India is on the brink of Partition and rumours of violence are beginning to grow. The country is changing and the friends fear that nothing will ever be the same again as the partition begins. When Naz's father promises her to a tailor in Islamabad, the capital-to-be of Pakistan on the other side of the continent, the girls do what they have to do to stay together.


Written by Guleraana Mir & Ashfan D'Souza Lodhi

Director and Dramaturg - Madelaine Moore

Available for Touring in 2020  

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Photographs taken at In Good Company/Derby Theatre's Itch That Scratch

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