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The Death of Mrs. Gandhi and the Beginning of New Physics (a political fantasy) ()

Produced by

Everything But the Bard

Presented by

Next Stage Theatre Festival

Playwright: Kawa Ada
Director: Kawa Ada


Factory Mainspace Theatre


January 5th, 2017 – January 15th, 2017


It’s 1984. Margaret Thatcher, Benazir Bhutto, Imelda Marcos and a young political novice, Kim Campbell, convene for Indira Gandhi’s funeral. But when the group is hijacked by a mysterious woman named Malala – a time terrorist from the future – they must race against the clock to save humanity. In this hilarious and brazen satire, Dora-winner Kawa Ada fuses politics, feminism (and a little physics) to take a ball-busting look at the women who paved the way. Just like Hillary. (


Elley-Ray Hennessy Margaret Thatcher
Nina Lee Aquino Imelda Marcos
Trenna Keating Kim Campbell
Tennille Read Benazir Bhutto
Ellora Patnaik Malala Yousafzai

Creative Team

Kawa Ada Playwright
Kawa Ada Director
André Du Toit Lighting Designer
Deanna H. Choi Sound Designer
Deanna H. Choi Composer
Laura Delchiaro Costume Designer
Kawa Ada Costume Designer
Karthy Chin Assistant Director


Robin Munro Stage Manager
Sarah “Pip” Bradford Production Manager
Echo Zhou 周芷會 Props
Jasmine Chen Marketing
Jasmine Chen Outreach
Margarita Valderrama Communications
Margarita Valderrama PR
Ellora Patnaik Producer
Renna Reddie Producer


Josh Hoodless Factory Mainspace Technician
Joey Morin Festival Technician
Simon Rossiter Festival Lighting Designer