Yael Farber’s Stunning ‘Nirbhaya’ Comes to the Pavilion Theatre


The Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire is set to host the powerful play Nirbhaya, written and directed by renowned playwright Yael Farber from July 21 to August 2, 2014.


On the night of December 16 2012, a young woman and her male friend boarded a bus in urban Delhi heading for home. What followed changed the lives of these two people and countless others forever. People poured onto the streets in grief and rage demanding justice. Legally prevented from revealing her real name – the press named her NIRBHAYA, “Fearless”. Who knows why one woman’s fate touched so many of our lives, but in the wake of her death, many of us began to break the silence and speak. 

Internationally acclaimed playwright and director Yael Farber creates a searing new work that cracks open the cone of silence around women whose lives have been shattered by gender-based violence.

With an extraordinary cast and creative team from India, Farber brings us a blistering evocation of that terrible night and the ripples of change it set in motion. Tearing away the shame that keeps the survivors silent, NIRBHAYA is a voyage into a tapestry of personal testimonies that speaks for a nation and world no longer able to hold the tides of change at bay.


“Powerful and incredibly moving” ★★★★★ –The Independent (UK)

“One of the most powerful pieces of THEATRE YOU’LL EVER SEE” ★★★★★ – The Telegraph (UK)

Mon 21 – Sat 26 Jul, 8pm

Mon 28 Jul – Sat 2 Aug, 8pm

Matinee: Sat 26 Jul & Sat 2 Aug, 2pm


Age Suitability: 16 + (contains strong adult themes)

Tickets available from the Pavilion Theatre website or by calling the Pavilion Box Office on 01 231 2929

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