Play explores Indian surrogacy industry and motherhood

An ‘exciting’ new play exploring motherhood and blood ties between women and nations is coming to Manchester’s Contact.

Playwright Satinder Chohan, explores the global and personal implications of India’s surrogacy industry. The play will be showcased at Contact on Tuesday 21 February 2017 and Wednesday 22 February 2017 at 7.30pm.

Three women meet at a clinic in Gujarat. Meet Eva, it’s her last chance for motherhood. Also meet village girl, Aditi who is a dairy worker and single mother. Surrogacy is her lifeline out of poverty. It is her chance to give her daughters a better chance in life.

For clinic owner and businesswoman Dr Gupta, surrogacy is just another transaction. The question is, with the backdrop of profound global forces, can it possibly remain that simple?

India has been regarded as the world’s ‘surrogacy hub’. The country is one of a handful of countries legally offering commercial surrogacy to parents internationally. The industry was not fully regulated.

The industry was estimated to be worth over £1.5million. Surrogates themselves have been stated to earn up to £6000.

The pressing subject of the performance is now even more important. This is as in August 2016 the Indian government unveiled a draft law which would ban commercial surrogacy.

The law would also ban people who do not hold an Indian passport from having children through surrogacy. The law also banned Indian single parents and gay people from having children through surrogacy.

This is an exciting play with a gripping subject matter.

Tickets are priced at £13/£7. Over 14s. You can book online at or call Contact’s Box Office on 0161 274 0600.

TNT Entertainment

Photo Credit: Contact

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