A big thank you to everyone who took part in and supported
last month. Kicking off our 21st year, this ambitious project
saw a team of over 30 artists come together to develop four
new plays, culminating in a week of sell-out performances
at the Gate Theatre.
you didn't catch Snookered (pictured), Blood,
Zindabad or Lotus Beauty, you can read more
about them here.
House of Bilquis Bibi
Plans are well underway for The
House of Bilquis Bibi,
our next major show, which is co-produced with
Harrogate Theatre. Following its opening run at Hampstead
Theatre (22 Jul - 14 Aug), we can confirm that the show will
tour to the Belgrade Theatre Coventry (7 - 11 Sep), Harrogate
Theatre (14 - 18 Sep) and Oldham Coliseum Theatre (28 Sep
- 2 Oct).
have some exciting casting news too, which we need to keep
under our hats for now, but watch this space for more details!
netta's Holiday from Asylum
Have you met auntie
netta? Following the success of her appearance
at our Start Night at Hamsptead Theatre last December, Tamasha
will be producing Nimmi Harasgama's one woman show auntie
netta's Holiday from Asylum as part of Battersea
Arts Centre's Scratch Festival in May. Stay tuned for more
details or click
here to meet the online sensation herself.
We’re delighted to announce that Adeel Akhtar
is one of two winners of the 2010 Norman
Beaton Fellowship and will receive a contract to
join the BBC Radio Drama Company. Adeel played Yusuf in our
production of Wuthering
Heights last year and was one a number of actors
nominated for the award by Tamasha.
Student Drama Festival
Kristine Landon-Smith and director/actor Amit Sharma have
just returned from the National
Student Drama Festival in Scarborough where they
delivered workshops on verbatim theatre techniques, as used
in Tamasha's 2005/6 comedy The
Trouble with Asian Men. The two scheduled workshops
proved popular and soon led to a third, in which 11 students
turned their new material into a 30 minute show, which they
performed in the bar that night to a very appreciative audience!
Tamasha is looking for new members to join its Board. Keep
an eye on our website over the coming week for full details,
but if you would like to register your interest in the meantime,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alchemy 7 – 11 April
Centre, London SE1
A major new festival celebrating all things Indian - from
music, dance and books to film, food and fashion. With a rare
classical concert by A R Rahman, the best UK bhangra with
Nihal, and a musical evening with the Grewal family, there
really is something for everyone. More>
Behud (Beyond Belief) 13 April - 8 May
Theatre, London W1
Five years on from the closure of her controversial play Behzti,
Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti’s Behud is a playful response
to the events of that time and a satirical look at the theatre
Britain’s Got Bhangra 17 April
- 16 May
Royal Stratford East, London E15
Get ready to shake your shoulders and twist those lightbulbs
as Rifco’s new show charts the huge success of bhangra in
the UK - a musical guaranteed to lift you from the dhol drums!
The Indian Portrait / The Singh Twins until
at the National
Portrait Gallery, London W1
For the first time in the UK, a stunning collection of Indian
portraits spanning three centuries, presented alongside an
exhibition by contemporary artists, The Singh Twins. More>
Cyrus Todiwala, celebrity chef, master of
spices and a faithful supporter of Tamasha for many years,
has joined the Real
Food Festival brigade at Borough Market, just down
the road from the Tamasha office. Mr Todiwala's award-winning
Splendidly Spicy Pickles, Chutneys and Cooking Sauces are
making taste buds tingle every Thursday.
Drop by on a Thursday and mention Tamasha to get a 15% discount
on all purchases over five pounds. You'll find Mr Todiwala's
stall on Jubilee Market at Borough
Market, between Winchester and Stoney Street.
With best wishes from everyone at Tamasha.
Radia, Muzz Khan and Peter Singh in Ishy Din's Snookered
- performed at the Gate Theatre last month as part of
the Propeller project. Photo: Robert Workman.
The House of Bilquis Bibi - tour news
auntie netta's Holiday from Asylum
Norman Beaton Fellowship
National Student Drama Festival
Elsewhere in London
Mr Todiwala at the Real Food Festival