Rinkoo Barpaga & Deaf Explorer presents

Rinkoo Barpaga

Made in (India) Britain

Wed 10 May, 2023 Archive
Roo is a deaf Punjabi boy from Birmingham, living in a world that wasn't made for him.

Through pain and laughter, Roo narrates the impact of ableism and racism throughout his childhood and adult life, leading him to confront one key question: “Where do I belong?”

A coming of age story about discovering your community and the journey that follows. Come and be immersed in Roo’s world as he navigates across borders and grapples with his sense of identity.

WINNER of Mervyn Stutter’s Spirit of the Fringe Awards 2022
WINNER of The Deaf Excellence Award, The neurodiverse Review Awards


Get Involved

Rinkoo will be leading a FREE pre-show workshop on Wednesday 10 May, 6pm-7pm in the Community Hub at Derby Theatre.
It’s the perfect opportunity to learn how to create your own solo ‘stand up’ show!

Interested in getting involved?
Please email (Donna Mullings – Arts Administrator) via email on D.Mullings@derby.ac.uk to book your place.


Main House


Time: 8:00pm
Performance duration: 60 mins (no interval)
Age guidance: 12+


Rinkoo Barpaga Production Trailer