to our latest newsletter. The
curtain has finally gone down on our 14-week UK tour of Wuthering
Heights, which performed to over 23,000 people
from Scotland to the Southwest. If you managed to see the
show, we hope you enjoyed it. If you'd like to let us know
what you thought about the show, or if you'd like to buy a
souvenir playtext (£5), send
us an e-mail.
Our intensive training course for emerging theatre
designers and directors gets underway this week at The
Circus Space in north London. Run in partnership
with the Conservatoire
for Dance and Drama, participants benefit
from two weeks of intensive, hands-on learning, working alongside
a team of professional practitioners. You can read about this
year's participants here.
As part of the course, we will be holding a special Platform
Event at 7pm on Wednesday 5 August at the Royal
Academy of Dramatic Art. This panel discussion
will look at the nature of the director-designer partnership,
and will feature guests Sacha Wares (Associate Director, Royal
Court) and longtime design collaborator Miriam Buether, alongside
Tamasha's Kristine Landon-Smith and Sue Mayes.
you'd like to attend, e-mail
us to reserve a place. Tickets are free,
but must be booked in advance and will be allocated on a first
come first served basis.
The Hot Dots
Last November, Tamasha was invited to take part in a creative
exchange with The
Circus Space (pictured). Over four days,
Kristine and dramaturg Sita Brahmachari worked with eight
of the school's students - including jugglers, acrobats, aerialists
and a Chinese pole performer - on how to use circus as a form
of narrative storytelling.
of the performers, collectively known as So
& So Circus, were so inspired by the
residency that they invited Kristine to direct their latest
show. The Hot Dots is a two-hander following
two successful vaudeville performers Frank and Evie from their
meeting in 1928 to their spectacular fall from grace.
The Hot Dots will be touring the UK this autumn -
here for the
Back Chat / Midnight Feast
Tamasha's two short films are now available to watch on our
Feast (2004) was inspired by the research
undertaken for the 1999 production Balti
Kings and takes
a glimpse into the unseen world of a Birmingham restaurant.
Chat (2008), Kristine directs from the driving
seat as her kids improvise in the back in this funny film
shot in Sydney last year. Click here
Tara Arts and the National Theatre's production of The
Black Album opened earlier this month and will
performing at the Cottesloe until October. With direction
by Jatinder Verma, Hanif Kureishi’s witty stage adaptation
of his 1995 novel humorously considers how the events of 1989
- the year of the fatwa - have shaped today’s world. Find
out more and watch the trailer here.
With best wishes from everyone at Tamasha.
Main image: Tamasha's creative exchange at The Circus Space.
Photo by Daisy Drury.