Gandhi and Coconuts

The Public, New Street, West Bromwich, B70 7PG

A witty, playful and poignant play that asks if it is better to be sane or happy.

By Bettina Gracias
Directed by Janet Steel

Why stay in reality when your imagination is so much more fun?

Fed up with a lifeless marriage, Asha escapes to the India of her imagination. Suddenly Mahatma Gandhi and the Hindu gods Shiva and Kali arrive for tea and cakes. But when she wants them to leave, they refuse to go. This witty, playful and poignant play blurs reality and myth to ask, is it better to be sane or happy?

Award winning Kali gets rave reviews, sell-out performances and inspires audiences all over the UK with original and thought-provoking theatre that reflects on our lives today. Find out more at

“Most enjoyably inventive piece of theatre I’ve seen this year”
The Guardian on Behna

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