Introducing - Shobu Kapoor to ‘Taking The Stage’

Shobu Kapoor ‘The Great Escape’

Shobu Kapoor completes our original scratch pieces with her one woman performance of ‘The Great Escape’.

Told by the marvellous Shobu Kapoor, in her mother's voice, this is a heart-warming, funny and poignant story about restrictions and restraints; resistance & determination. It's about choice. It's about escape. A great escape. Shobu Kapoor Shobu Kapoor is a British actress, producer and writer of Indian descent. She is most notable for playing the role of Gita Kapoor, the long-suffering wife of market-trader Sanjay (Deepak Verma), in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 1993 to 1998. She also appeared in Citizen Khan and Bend It Like Beckham. Shobu has worked in theatre, appearing at the Bristol Old Vic and Theatre Royal, Stratford, and has played in various radio productions. 


Sameena Zehra - Director 

Sameena Zehra is a multi-award winning comedian, writer, storyteller, political satirist, intersectional feminist and humanist with a unique take on the world; equally at home exploring the individual experiences of daily life and the larger issues of the world we live in. She is also a blues singer/songwriter, director and accomplished actor who has worked at the National Theatre and toured internationally with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The performance of ‘The Great Escape’ is on Saturday 14th September at 5.45pm.

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