New Tamasha play My Name is… in London and Glasgow this spring / Scratch Night at Rich Mix 28 Feb
Seasonal wishes!



Tamasha
2013 round-up & thank you!

Seasonal Greetings from all at Tamasha! We are very happy to announce that our captivating new play My Name is… by Artistic Director Sudha Bhuchar will be in our home town at Arcola Theatre 30 April – 24 May and then going up to Scotland, where it is set, at Tron Theatre, Glasgow 29 – 31 May - with a further tour in autumn. Plus, we kick off 2014 with our latest Scratch Night ‘Mothers and Daughters’ on 28 February at Rich Mix; find out more + submit a piece here.

Just some of 2013’s highlights have included the thrilling appointment of Fin Kennedy as Co-Artistic Director till 2015 when he will take on sole artistic leadership of the company. News of his and Sudha’s exciting plans to be revealed soon, join us as a trustee on this journey. Stunning theatre-circus show The Arrival toured in spring to mesmerised audiences, Rich Mix played host to three sell-out scratch nights on ‘cultural defiance’, ‘music and migration’ and Tamasha commission Summer Rolls by Tuyen Do - with lively post-show discussions. We had rehearsed readings of My Name is… at High Tide Festival and TDA writer Em Hussain’s Blood at Curve in Leicester, we visited India and made some great connections, Nyla Levy and Fadia Qaraman’s TDA piece Different is Dangerous showcased at New Diorama and Sudha’s vital verbatim piece Golden Hearts captured the audience at St George’s Hospital. TDA has had a jam-packed year with training in directing, acting, writing, clown and digital with a host of exciting practitioners.

A huge thank you to you, our wonderful audiences, supporters, friends, partners and collaborators for your invaluable ongoing support.
See you in 2014!


My Name is…
London and Glasgow shows
30 April – 31 May 2014. On sale now!

By Sudha Bhuchar
Directed by Philip Osment


A captivating new play about love, family and ever-shifting identities.

My Name is… tells the story behind a story that fleetingly hit headlines in 2006 and continues to resonate throughout the UK and beyond.

When Gaby disappears from her Scottish home, it is assumed that her Pakistani father Farhan, has kidnapped her and the spiralling headlines are only momentarily silenced when it emerges that Gaby may have fled of her own accord, choosing to spend her life with her father in Pakistan. To her Scottish mother Suzy’s distress, Gaby declares, “my name is Ghazala” and turns her back ‘Gaby’ and seemingly, the West.

This moving verbatim play reveals a cross-cultural love story that began in late 70s Glasgow, a world away from the frantic ‘tug of love’ well documented in the world's press.

30 April - 24 May
Arcola Theatre, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
Book here ›

29 – 31 May

Tron Theatre, Glasgow, G1 5HB
Book here ›


A new Tamasha scratch at Rich Mix, 28 February
submissions now open

Mothers and Daughters


We are seeking submissions on the theme ‘Mother and Daughters’. Whether tempestuous, nurturing, close or absent, this relationship lends us a fascinating dramatic terrain. We are looking for pieces that tell powerful stories of ordinary women in extraordinary circumstances, extraordinary women in ordinary circumstances and everything in between.


Submit now & find out more ›
Get your tickets to the scratch ›

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Contents

2013 highlights
& thank you! ›

A look back at an exciting year

My Name is… announced ›
Find out more & get your tickets early

‘Mothers and Daughters’ ›
Tamasha scratch 28 Feb – submissions open now!


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financial support from the Friends and Patrons of Tamasha. 

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