The House of Bilquis Bibi

The Arrival
Last month, Tamasha, The Circus Space, Ice and Fire and sound/visual Oswaldo Macia came together to present the second workshop week of The Arrival. Check out the photo gallery on the new Tamasha blog.


Circus Training
To widen the pool of performers for The Arrival, Tamasha, Upswing and The Circus Space will be running a free two-week training course for black, Asian and minority ethnic actors, dancers and physical performers who wish to try their hand at circus and aerial arts.

This two-week course will blah blah blah


Masterclass online
Kristine Landon-Smith's recent masterclass at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney ou can find out more about Tamasha's unique practave.


Tamasha online
Facebook page and new birthday blog. ear and was one a number of actors nominated for the award by Tamasha.


The House of Bilquis Bibi - cast announced
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!


Elsewhere in London

Talawa 7 – 11 April
at Southbank Centre, London SE1
TalwaA 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>



Lesbian Iranian 13 April - 8 May
at Soho 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 world. More>


Other ones 17 April - 16 May
at Theatre 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! More>


The Indian Portrait / The Singh Twins until 20 June
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>


And finally...
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.


Image: Sagar 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.

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Tamasha gratefully acknowledges financial support from
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