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Preethi Nair Presents Stage Play SARI: THE WHOLE FIVE YARDS

Preethi Nair Presents Stage Play SARI: THE WHOLE FIVE YARDS

After a sell-out performance as part of this spring's First Festival of solo theatre, Preethi Nair's debut stage play Sari: The Whole Five Yards returns to London's Tristan Bates Theatre this summer.

The hilarious one-woman comedy, written and performed by award-winning author Nair, runs for six performances only from Monday 7 August to Saturday 12 August 2017, as part of the 13th annual Camden Fringe Festival.

Based on word of mouth following Sari: The Whole Five Yards' First Festival preview in April, the entire initial allocation of tickets for August's week-long return sold out before the show's official announcement. Extra seats have now been added and tickets released to meet demand.

A play about a 62-year-old woman who reclaims her life after 40 years of living a life of pretence.

Bhanu is getting ready to go to her 40th wedding "surprise" anniversary party. She has the most seemingly perfect life (six-bedroom detached house, two en suite bathrooms, great kids, granddaughter, generous husband...) - seemingly perfect, that is, until the truth slips out. She begins to unravel like her sari, until there is nowhere left to hide....

Sari: The Whole Five Yards is written, performed and produced by Preethi Nair, and directed by Elle de Burgh.

About Preethi Nair's amazing double life

Preethi Nair left her job as a management consultant to set up her own publishing and PR company after her book manuscript, Gypsy Masala, was rejected by most publishers. Not having the resources to rent an office and publish her novel, she established an 'international PR agency' in her bedroom and appointEd Feisty director 'Pru Menon' (an alter ego) to energetically hype her work. Nobody else knew of her plan.

Working as several different people and with a frenetic double life, Preethi gained substantial press coverage. After two years and an amazing journey, her faith in her own talents and her perseverance in the face of consistent rejection were rewarded; she signed a three-book deal with HarperCollins to publish follow-up novels Beyond Indigo, The Colour of Love and 100 Shades of White.

Preethi Nair won the Asian Woman of Achievement award for her endeavours

'Pru' Menon' (her alter ego) was shortlisted for PPC Publicist of the Year.

Nair wrote Sari: The Whole Five Yards "to give women who don't ordinarily have a voice a platform. Every woman will connect with Bhanu's story."

During the Camden Fringe Festival, Sari: The Whole Five Yards has performances at 7.45pm nightly fromMonday 7 August to Saturday 12 August at Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9NP.

www.camdenfringe.com

Watch a promo below:

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