The Great Celestial Cow

DOI: 10.5040/9781408161722.00000003
Acts: 2. Scenes: 26. Roles: Male (13) , Female (24) , Neutral (1)

Comic, moving and feminist, The Great Celestial Cow is a play about Asian women in England, who have moved to a cold grey city where they are expected to be silent.

When Sita and her children Prem and Bibi leave India to join her husband Raj in England, she is forced to sell her cow, but she keeps her milking bucket in the hope that she will be able to buy another cow in Leicester. But England is nothing like she expected: faced with prejudice from the English and restrictions of tradition from her family, Sita clings to the dream of the cow and some sense of her own identity.

The Great Celestial Cow was first presented in 1984 at the Leicester Haymarket Studio.

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Sue Townsend

ISBN: 9780413646309

Series: Modern Plays

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