My Name is… Opens to great response!
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  My Name is...
By Sudha Bhuchar
Directed by Philip Osment
Design: Miriam Nabarro | Composer: Arun Ghosh | Lighting: Ian Scott

My Name is… which uncovers a cross-cultural story that began in early 80s Glasgow, long before the ‘tug of love’ tale that hit headlines in 2006, opened last Wednesday at Arcola Theatre to a very warm response – check out some of the coverage:

Women's Hour, listen now from 00:31 ›
BBC News24 2 May 2014 ›
Front page feature of the Guardian G2 ›

Reviews so far…

'A deeply moving play that will drag you by the heartstrings.' 5*

‘Tamasha brings it off beautifully … My Name is… is a love story and a fascinating portrait of cultural, familial, religious and gender differences.’

‘Sudha Bhuchar does a marvellous job in weaving these three voices into a conversation across continents ... beautifully timed by director Philip Osment so that both voices are comprehended ... engaging and moving … beautifully played.'
British Theatre Guide

Till 24 May Arcola Theatre, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
£17, £12 concessions - Book here ›

29 – 31 May Tron Theatre, Glasgow, G1 5HB
£10 - Book here ›

The autumn tour will take place from the 8 September – dates & venues to be announced very soon!

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Company News Highlights

› Sudha will be appearing in Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's Khandan (Family) at Birmingham Rep 22 May – 7 June and the Royal Court 11 – 28 June we can’t wait to see Sudha’s performance as a matriarch in this warm and funny new play about tradition and ambition.

› Schoolwrights
Saturday 21 June, 2.30pm-9pm, Rich Mix
Third floor theatre and bar - £5/£3 conc.
- or free to Tower Hamlets residents (booking essential)

In 2013, five of London’s most exciting emerging playwrights Alia Bano, Rex Obano, Morna Regan, Jane Wainwright and Abi Zakarian signed up for the UK’s first ever playwrights-in-schools training scheme. Schoolwrights is run by Tamasha’s co-Artistic Director Fin Kennedy. Join us for a festival of short plays written for, and performed by, London’s school students. Four London schools. Five professional playwrights. Nine short plays. Fifty young performers. This is new theatre writing as you’ve never seen it before. Find out more here & save the date 23 June at Soho Theatre – 7.30 more tba soon!

Tamasha Developing Artists updates

Save the date 20 June for our next scratch night – last chance to submit!
Deadline: Fri 9 May ›

Latest workshop opportunities:
Making Interactive Theatre Workshop with Coney, Tues 20 May
Deadline: Fri 9 May ›
Improvisation Workshop with Richard Vranch, Fri 13 June
Deadline: Tues 27 May ›
Workshop with Tamasha co- Artistic Director, Fin Kennedy, Tues 8 July
Deadline: Mon 23 June ›

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Trailer ›

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