I’m not the one who’s a freak, I’m fully Sikh.
Fully Sikh is a new Australian work by one of Australia’s most talented and celebrated spoken word artists. Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa’s culture and politics have informed her poetry for years. She made headlines around the globe when she performed a rousing poem confronting racism on Australia’s Got Talent and went on to tour her poetry across Australia and overseas. Fully Sikh is Sukhjit’s story and marks her highly anticipated theatre debut.
Fully Sikh is a celebration of family and Sikh culture, with all of its complexity, told with Sukhjit’s lyrical style and flow. It is the story of growing up as a brown, hairy Sikh girl in the Perth suburbs and features a Punjabi meal cooked live on stage.
Accompanying Sukhjit on stage is the virtuosic musician Pavan Hari. Pavan’s score moves from 90’s power ballads to Sikh hymns played on an array of traditional instruments and kitchen implements.
Fully Sikh is a co-production between Barking Gecko Theatre Company and Black Swan State Theatre Company.
Cast & Team
Playwright & Lead Artist Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa
Director Matt Edgerton
Dramaturg Clare Watson
Composer & Musician Pavan Kumar Hari
Set & Costume Designer Isla Shaw
Lighting Designer Lucy Birkinshaw
Sound Designer Tim Collins
Creative Advisor Zainab Syed
Choreographer Yilin Kong
Production Manager Michael Maclean
Stage Manager Emily Stokoe
Warning! Contains mild coarse language, haze effects and the use of wheat, gluten and coriander. As part of your Fully Sikh experience, you are invited to remove your shoes before entering the theatre as a sign of respect.
Bookings & Enquiries can be made to BREC’s Education Team online via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 08 9792 3111.
Tour subject to funding