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Written by Rani Moorthy. Directed by Alan Lane

Be surrounded by the sights, smells and sounds of a working sari shop in Rusholme's Curry Mile in this unique theatre experience.

A love of saris leads a man to discover himself within the folds of the sensuous fabric.

Rajesh and his mother face a crisis in their business – with Rajesh committed to creating unique, handcrafted saris, and his mother wanting to explore mass production. Can they find a way to preserve the rich tradition of the sari?

Challenging simplistic and stereotypical assumptions about an aspect of migrant life – the sari –  Handlooms is an exciting and immersive theatre experience for a small number of audience members per show. Advance booking is highly recommended due to limited capacity.

If you have booked your tickets already, please click here for important information about your booking.

Please note: We have a limited number of tickets still available for BSL audiences, please email for further details.
Headsets are issued as part of the performance. If this impacts on your experience, please do get in touch with us.

This event takes place at Alankar House of Sarees

46-48 Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M14 5TQ


‘An utter joy to watch’



Supported using public funding through the National Lottery by Arts Council England, Slung Low, Curve, Alankar and Anokhi.

  • Price
    £15 / £10 Concessions
  • Venue

    Alankar House of Sarees, 46-48 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 5TQ

  • Ages
    Over 12s
  • Running
    60 minutes
  • Booking info

    BSL interpreted performance and post show discussion on 17 March.

  • Genre
Date Time & Place
  • Watch the BSL introduction to Handlooms