Artists set up
two new writers' groups
A warm welcome to the 18 writers who join us to
participate in two exciting projects led by our Associate
Artists: writers Avaes Mohammad and
Fin Kennedy and filmmakers Tanya Singh
and Kuldip Powar.
the coming months, ten writers will meet with Avaes and Kuldip
to develop script ideas to Tamasha's theme of Small Lives,
Global Ties. A further eight writers led by Fin and Tanya
will work with the students, staff and alumni of Mulberry
School for Girls in Tower Hamlets.
on the Small Lives, Global Ties writers' group >
on the Mulberry School writers' attachment scheme >
group will mount scratch performances of their work: Avaes
and Kuldip's group will present works-in-progress at Rich
Mix on 25 May and Fin and Tanya's
group at Soho Theatre on 10 June.
this space for more about these projects!
Child of the Divide on the AQA
A Level English Literature syllabus
Bhuchar's 2006 play Child
of the Divide has been included as recommended
reading on the AS and A Level English Literature syllabus
by exam board AQA, alongside classic dramas like Tennessee
Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire and Lorraine Hansberry's
A Raisin in the Sun. See
it here (scroll to page 21) >
Tamasha's first play for children told the story of two families
caught up in the chaos of border crossing during the Partition
of India. The Tamasha /
Polka Theatre production was named 'Best Kids'
Show 2006' by Time Out.
is currently writing a new children's play Small Fish,
Big Cheese for Unicorn's
Class Acts project. On 17 April, she will be performing
Vagina Monologues at the Southbank Centre in aid
of Newham Asian Women's Project.
The Actor / Director Lab - apply now!
Actor / Director Laboratory is a 7-day opportunity
for 12 actors and 4 directors - open to artists from all cultural
backgrounds - taking place at Unicorn Theatre
from 12 – 21 April.
lab explores the relationship between the actor and director.
It is designed to be a creative space for shared learning,
giving actors and directors the opportunity to explore Artistic
Director Kristine Landon-Smith’s distinctive practice.
found a power from using my own cultural background. It
was liberating, powerful and I gained confidence.”
Silvana Montoya actor
info and application pack >
for applications: Wednesday 23 March, 5pm.
Arrival R&D workshop
at Circus Space
Over four weeks in June / July, the creative team
will work with 2nd year students from Circus
Space to present an early version of The
Arrival for their end of year show.
Arrival is a new theatre-circus collaboration
between Tamasha and Circus Space inspired by the graphic novel
by Oscar-winner Shaun
Tan - the story of a man who leaves
behind everything to go to a strange land in search of work.
show has been created by Kristine Landon-Smith and Sita
Brahmachari who last month won the coveted Waterstone's
Children's Book Prize for her debut novel Artichoke
Hearts. Congratulations Sita!
Elsewhere in London
bring you news of two companies from Mumbai performing in
London later this month.
Theatre Mumbai present an anarchic and hilarious adaptation
in which a company of clowns attempt to interpret one of Shakespeare's
most popular plays. Hamlet
Crown Prince performs at Hackney Empire
from 23 - 26 March, 7.30pm.
subscribers can get 2 tickets for the price of 1 by calling
020 8985 2424 and quoting "Hamlet 2-for-1"
at Watermans in west London, Primetime Theatre
celebrates its 20th anniversary with two shows: comic drama
on the Brink (29 Mar - 3 Apr, pictured above) and
Like a Man (5 - 9 Apr) in which dark secrets of
a family of dancers are revealed. More
/ Practice present their first national tour with
Co-directed by Suba Das and with lighting
by Prema Mehta (both TDA
members) the UK tour
continues until 29 March. More
best wishes from everyone at Tamasha!