A Birmingham theatre which was forced to remove a play after a riot by Sikhs is to stage a drama about Muslim brothels.
Bells, which opens at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre tomorrow, reportedly features "non-graphic'' sexual scenes set in a fictional British mujra, or courtesan house.
The young Anglo-Pakistani playwright behind the play said it is "provocative" but dismissed concerns that it would cause offence.
The play aims to uncover mujras as brothels which trap young Muslim girls and expose the hypocrisy of otherwise religious men who visit them.
Sikhs stormed The Rep last December after they staged demonstrations for several nights against the play Behzti - Punjabi for dishonour.
The black comedy depicted rape and murder in a Sikh temple.
Sikhs said that the play was grossly insulting and offensive to their faith.
Behzti was cancelled and its female playwright, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, went into hiding after receiving death threats.
Speaking about her new play in The Daily Telegraph, Yasmin Whittaker Khan said: "Is it safe to put it on?
"Yes, I hope that it will be safe. The theatre has thought about it and they do think it is safe.
"The play is provocative. I don't mind if there are peaceful protests although I can't see why there should be,'' she added.
Courtesan houses have been in existence in Pakistan for decades. Many people disagree on whether they are brothels or harmless entertainment venues where young women sing and dance for men.
The play is to go on a national tour after its run in Birmingham.