Kiran Sonia Sawar stars in Royal Court/BBC Four Snatches: Moments From 100 Years of Women’s Lives series


Kiran stars in The Royal Court/BBC Four’s series untold stories about ordinary women who do the extraordinary.  The series of 15 minute monologues were commissioned to mark 100 years of Suffrage.

Kiran’s monologue, Pritilata, is written by Tanika Gupta (Lions and Tigers; The Waiting Room, National Theatre; A Doll’s House, BBC Audio Drama Award) and inspired by the story of Pritilata Waddedar, who campaigned for Bengali women to get the vote in 1930’s Colonial India.

Other contributors to the series include:               

Jodie Comer (My Mad Fat Diary), Corinne Skinner-Carter (EastEnders), Siobhan Finneran (Downton Abbey), Romola Garai (Atonement, The Hour), Shirley Henderson (Bridget Jones), Liv Hill (Three Girls) and Antonia Thomas (Misfits).   The series is curated by Royal Court Artistic Director, Vicky Featherstone and the eight films are written by some of the UK’s most celebrated female writers including BAFTA award-winning playwright Abi Morgan (The Hour, Suffragette, The Split), Zinnie Harris (Spooks, How To Hold Your Breath) Tanika Gupta (Lions And Tigers), alongside exciting new female writing voices EV Crowe, Theresa Ikoko, Charlene James, Vicky Jones and Rachel De-Lahay.

Snatches: Moments From 100 Years Of Women’s Lives transmitted in the UK this summer as a central part of BBC’s Hear Her season and is available on BBC iPlayer: