Elbows out – Sajeela fights like a girl

MULTI-award winning comedian and writer Sajeela Kershi makes her debut at the Ustinov studio at Bath Theatre Royal on Saturday 18th January, with her new show, Fights Like a Girl.

The show, a reflection of everything she has fought for and against, was born on the Women’s March in London, chanting against Trump, travel bans and global injustices. She had to fight to keep her prime position on the frontline, even if it meant elbowing Harriet Harman out of the way, and not allowing a man to push in at the front – who, it turned out, was the Mayor of London, Sadiq Kahn!

What and who do we fight for, and why? Join Sajeela as she puts up her dukes and picks her battles. Find out if you are fight or flight by nature, why you are to blame for Brexit and Trump and if you are ultimately failing to fight for a productive society … whilst in hysterics!

Sajeela has been performing stand-up since 2006, receiving her biggest break not on stage but as the audience “plant” in Brendon Burns’s comedy award-winning show, So I Suppose This Is Offensive Now? She also appeared in a three-handed Edinburgh show, Pretty Dirty Things, following up with a two-hander, Race/Off the following year, with the solo debut Bitch Got Owned in 2009.

In 2015, Sajeela won an Asian Women of Achievement award, presented to British women of Asian descent who have made dramatic progress in their chosen field. Sajeela won the Arts and Culture award for the impact of her show and twitter feed, #ImmigrantDiaries.

She says: “Believe in yourself even if no one else does, go with your gut, do what you want and do it your way. Don’t listen to anyone who tells you it’s too late: it’s never too late to make your dreams come true, but you need to focus and work damn hard.”