Jugni: The Female Firefly

Join Jugnis, the traveling fireflies, as they travel through time, uncovering lost voices in history.

“I live in the embers of history, and I come to life every time any one of you cares to remember me away from the pen of the coloniser”.



Filmed at the Old Fire Station, Oxford, 6th & 7th May 2021


A book to accompany the play

Jugni – The Female Firefly is an original new play by three artists from Birmingham, UK. It was written, directed and performed by Raveeta Banger, Rupinder Kaur and Ashlee Elizabeth-Lolo, and produced by Rajinder Dudrah in 2021.

This book offers unique insights into the making, rehearsal, performance and filming of the play between Birmingham and Oxford by the production team, before and during the Covid pandemic. A detailed working script with stage and filming instructions is also included.

Jugni was produced as a part of the SLANGUAGES research project of Creative Multilingualism and explores themes of colonial history, race, and migration across time through spoken word.


To read the book, please follow the link.

Find out more about the Creative Multilingualism project here. 

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