New beginnings / Scratch night next Friday / The Arrival highlights video & more

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New beginnings

In September we announced that our Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director Kristine Landon-Smith had been appointed as Lecturer in Acting at NIDA in Sydney and would be moving to Australia to take up this position. Since the announcement, she has directed The Arrival which toured in March and April, to a rapturous response, from press and audience alike. On Monday April 15th, we marked a landmark moment in Tamasha’s 23 year history when we said our farewells to Kristine and are delighted that she will remain connected to Tamasha’s work from her base in Sydney. Kristine said:

‘I leave a company with a huge body of work, an infrastructure that runs like clockwork and an inspiring, imaginative energetic community of artists connected to the organisation through TDA. They are a force to be reckoned with.’

Read the full blog here and listen to the 'Tamasha at 23 Years' Theatre Voice interview with Sudha and Kristine here. We are looking forward to an exciting body of forthcoming work, most immediately we have a rehearsed reading of My Name Is ... at High Tide Festival this Sunday, a forthcoming scratch Music and Migration: Underscoring Our Lives at Rich Mix next Friday 17th May as well as a special event ‘Golden Hearts’ at St Georges Hospital on 20 June and a TDA Digital workshop on 23 May and a Clown Masterclass on 28 May.

The Arrival highlights video

The Arrival - check out our highlights video & tell us what you thought!

We thrilled to present our new 4 minute highlights video of the show, check it out!
› See what the critics had to say on The Arrival webpage
Tell us what you thought of the show and win a programme playtext published by Methuen Drama

Coming up...

If you are at High Tide Festival this weekend check out a rehearsed reading of forthcoming Tamasha production My Name Is ... at the Rifle Hall at midday on Sunday.

Music and Migration: Underscoring Our Lives
A new Tamasha scratch, Friday 17 May, 7.30pm at Rich Mix

Following a number of sell-out scratch events, we are back with five new pieces about the place music holds in the lives of migrants. Film, live performance and new writing come together in a collection of diverse work from the tender to the piercing. Expect a night of lyrical testimonies to the music that accompanies us on our journeys.

Featuring: Her Ashes by Rabiah Hussain, Song of Four Seasons by Daniel York Loh, Forgetting to Remember by Sharmila Chauhan, For the Record a film by Kuldip Powar and a devised piece by Gisele Edwards. The night will conclude with a conversation with the artists.

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Golden Hearts
Presented at Arts St George’s 9th Annual Arts Event

by Sudha Bhuchar
Thursday 20 June at St George’s Hospital

Inspired by stories from the Cardiology department at St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust and the late Consultant Cardiologist Dr Charles Pumphrey, Tamasha will be presenting Golden Hearts - a celebration of staff and patients across two generations. Artistic Director of Tamasha, Sudha Bhuchar will present her exploration - a fictionalised, fractured account inspired by her family's personal experience. Actors will perform monologues based on verbatim interviews.

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The Cost of Eggs

Tamasha Developing Artists

Visit our Developing Artists webpage for further information on how to join (it's free!) and all about what we have coming up:

Deadline Tues 14 May on our exciting new Digital Workshop with Hellicar & Lewis on 23 May

Deadline Tues 14 May on our all-new Clown Masterclass with Mark Bell on 28 May


› Artistic Director Sudha has been busy acting as well as writing she appears in a short film at Cannes The Other Woman and is currently filming Stella series 3.

› Writer of East is East and Tamasha alumnus Ayub Khan-Din stars on Broadway in the show he has written, Bunty Berman Presents find out more here ›

P.S… We recommend

› Rifco Arts and Watford Palace Theatre present Break the Floorboards at Watford Palace Theatre, 3 - 11 May

Zain wants to dance, but his family, the local fascists and two left feet are all getting in the way ... A brand new Bollywood and Street dance drama, from the producers behind the 2011 smash hit musical Britain’s Got Bhangra.
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› Graeae presents
The Limbless Knight - A Tale of Rights Reignited 21 - 23 June at GDIF
Films are in black and white or colour. This film is in grey. In this interactive outdoor production you are invited to play extras on a set where tensions are high as our human rights are on the verge of being rewritten.
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My Name Is… at HighTide Festival Sun 12 May
Music and Migration: Scratch night at Rich Mix Fri 17 May
Golden Hearts at St Georges Hospital Thurs 20 June

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Digital workshop 23 May Clown masterclass 28 May

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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.
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