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The Arrival promo video


The Arrival

The UK tour of The Arrival kicks off next week in Southampton and runs 21 March – 13 April, watch the video teaser trailer above, find out more and get your tickets now. You can also get the latest news, creative team videos like this one with choreographer Freddie Opoku-Addaie and rehearsal room blogs like this one by observer John Walton by joining the facebook event.

Read our exclusive Q&A with Shaun Tan, creator of the acclaimed illustrated novel that the show is based on here.

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Sat 23 March
The Nuffield Theatre SOUTHAMPTON
INFO & BOOK / 023 8067 1771

Tues 26 - Thurs 28 March

Belgrade Theatre COVENTRY
INFO & BOOK / 024 7655 3055

Tues 2 – Weds 3 April
Theatre Royal YORK
INFO & BOOK / 01904 623568

Fri 5 – Sat 6 April
Northern Stage, NEWCASTLE
INFO & BOOK / 0191 230 5151

Tue 9 – Sat 13 April
Jacksons Lane, LONDON
INFO & BOOK / 020 8341 4421

Don’t miss…

› An informal night for Tamasha Developing Artist (TDA) members will be held at the performance on Thursday 11th April at Jacksons Lane – everyone is welcome to the performance that night, so come along and find out more about TDA by meeting its members and the Tamasha team- you can join today it’s free!

› A fundraising night will take place on Wednesday 10th April at Jacksons Lane. Find out how you could support us and join the Tamasha 100 today. Since its launch at Snookered last year the Tamasha 100 have helped support many artists through the Tamasha Developing Artist programme, including commissioning a brand new piece of work from TDA writer Tuyen Do. We'd be delighted if you would like to join us on 10th April - please contact Sudha on for more information.

› Visit the special events page to find out which shows feature events such as pre and post show performances of Souvenirs by Christine Bacon, directed by Kristine Landon-Smith (a Tamasha collaboration with iceandfire and Write to Life) and appearances from Woven Gold, the music group at the Helen Bamber Foundation, who have collaborated on the composition of original choral pieces for the production, drawn from traditional community lullabies.

› Look out for the beautiful programme playtexts published by Methuen Drama available at every show or from Tamasha.

Tamasha in India

Co-Artistic Director Sudha Bhuchar and Marketing Manager Clare Callan have just returned from a networking trip to India supported by the British Council where they visited Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi and met with some fantastic venues and inspiring companies, artists and individuals. Find out more on the blog and see our snaps of the trip here.

Coming up...

My Name Is… at HighTide Festival
Forthcoming Tamasha production My Name Is… by Sudha Bhuchar is a powerful retelling of a fascinating and complex love story, inspired by actual events. A rehearsed reading of the play will be performed at the wonderful HighTide Festival on Sunday 12th May at midday find out more and get your tickets.

Next scratch - save the date!
We are thrilled to announce that our next Tamasha scratch night at Rich Mix will take place on Friday 17th May, the theme will revolve around ideas and stories to do with the “music of migration” (inspired by The Arrival). Watch this space for a call out for creative submissions and info on how to book - coming soon.

Sudha reads the Ramayana in a major new project
One of the finest and most lavishly produced copies of India’s great epic will be brought together for the first time in May this year in a new digital resource, reuniting folios which have been separated for just under two centuries. Co-Artistic Director Sudha Bhuchar is delighted to be voicing the descriptions of the paintings, a few years after she was involved in voicing parts of this Ramayana for the Turning the Pages project at the British library. The digitisation of the 17th century manuscript is the result of a collaborative partnership between the British Library and other institutions in India, and was announced by David Cameron in Mumbai just two days before Tamasha's visit there. This wonderful project will be an excellent online resource available to all. To find out more read the British Library announcement and this article in the Guardian.


All Our Daughters? On national tour and at Rich Mix this Friday 15 March
A documentary drama exploring 'honour' violence and forced marriage All Our Daughters? uses the testimonies of real women from Stoke-on-Trent. Written by by Susan Moffat, Director of New Vic Borderlines, the project aims to increase understanding of forced marriage and so-called ‘honour’ violence. Artistic director Sudha Bhuchar is privileged to be under commission to the New Vic Theatre and is writing A Single Cry, inspired by inspired by this project and documentary drama.

This week at the Royal Court: rehearsed readings of new plays from Georgia and Ukraine.

BandBazi Presents Mind Walking By Tanika Gupta
What happens when an ageing mind can no longer hide its deepest secrets? ‘Mind Walking is extraordinary, and I’m not just talking about the acting or the script.’
The Stage, October 2011
BandBazi's new aerial drama tours nationally this spring. .


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The Arrival ›
Tour opens next week!

Tamasha in India ›
Mumbai, Bangalore & Delhi

Coming up... ›
My Name Is… at HighTide Festival 12 May Next scratch at Rich Mix 17 May Sudha reads the Ramayana

P.S. ›
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Tamasha is funded by Arts Council England and gratefully acknowledges financial support from The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Idlewild Trust, the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, Tower Hamlets Council, Unity Theatre Trust and the Friends and Patrons of Tamasha.
Video by Nye Williams & Clare Callan.
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