My Name is… autumn tour opens 12 Sept: Another chance to catch it in London & across the UK / Scratch Night Friday + More


  We hope you have been enjoying the summer – highlights for us include a brilliant scratch night and 5 star reviews for Fin’s play with Mulberry School in Edinburgh The Domino Effect and for Sudha in Khandan. Join us for an action-packed autumn: The critically acclaimed My Name is... tours the UK from 12 Sept – 11 Oct, our latest Scratch on the theme of ‘community’ is at Rich Mix this Friday, we’ve got some very special TDA opportunities including a new writers group and BBC pop-up PLUS special offer tickets to the ATG’s new production of East is East where we will collaborate on a post show event.

My Name is... touring UK 12 Sept-11 Oct
By Sudha Bhuchar
Directed by Philip Osment
Design: Miriam Nabarro | Composer: Arun Ghosh | Lighting: Ian Scott

If you missed My Name is… earlier this year then don't worry, our 4 star production heads back out on tour this autumn. Moving, humorous and captivating, this new verbatim play reveals a love story that began in early 80s Glasgow, a world away from the frantic 'tug of love' well documented in the world's press. Read this recent feature in The Independent by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.

'...Humorous and entertaining... 'My Name is...' makes a powerful case for clear rather than prejudiced thinking.'
Time Out, 4 stars

'...absolutely gripping... a drama of terrific integrity.'
The Scotsman 4 stars

12-13 Sept  Pegasus Theatre, Oxford

16-17 Sept  Hull Truck

19-20* Sept  Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
*matinee added due to popular demand!

24-27 Sept  Redbridge Drama Centre, London

29-30 Sept  Leicester Curve

1-2 Oct  mac, Birminghams

8-11 Oct  Contact Theatre, Manchester

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Tamasha Scratch Night: Community
Fri 5th Sept, 7.30pm at Rich Mix, Venue 1

‘Community’ has become a byword for so many things in contemporary society – from the local to the global, and everything in between. We hear of cultural communities, communities of interest, the power of community, being part of the community, or isolated from it.

Join us to see some of today’s most exciting and diverse emerging artists present four pieces of new writing inspired by the theme including: Venus Flytrap by Jessica Bailey, Numbers of Memory by Tamina Davar, Garden by Lucy Grace and Say Something by Sevan K. Greene.

Followed by a conversation with the artists, hosted by Mohit Bakaya (Tamasha Board Member and Commissioning Editor of BBC Radio 4).

Info & tickets ›

Tamasha Developing Artists opportunities

New writers group: Tamasha Playwrights
Deadline: Thursday 25 Sept 2014, 12 noon

We are welcoming applications for a new writers' group, Tamasha Playwrights, led by Tamasha’s new co-Artistic Director (and award-winning playwright) Fin Kennedy. For further information and to apply, click here ›

BBC Creative Skillset: Creative Pop Up
Sat 20 September, Tamasha office, Cost: £20

Part of a Creative Skillset funded initiative for freelancers who are interested in working in television. Further details here ›

East is East at Trafalgar studios:
Special Offer & post show event for Tamasha audiences
Monday 13 Oct 7.30pm

By Ayub Khan-Din | Directed by Sam Yates
Starring Jane Horrocks and Ayub Khan Din

It’s been quite a while since we premiered East is East back in 1996 (18 years!) – and you may have heard that it’s coming back soon to the Trafalgar Studios 1, produced by Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), starring multi award-winning stage and screen star Jane Horrocks and the playwright Ayub Khan Din. We are collaborating on a special performance – please join us in celebrating the play’s longevity and Tamasha’s part in its journey. We hope to see you there!

There is a special code to get £15 tickets (normally £29.50 - £69.50) for this performance only.

Please visit this link ›

To buy your special price tickets click ‘buy’ and select your seats. Please note deadline for booking is 25th Sept and there is a limited number available. Please note there may be some transaction fees applied to purchases.

Read more about the play and book for other nights here ›

P.S. We recommend

Mukul and Ghetto Tigers in association with Rich Mix present
By Raminder Kaur & Directed by Mukul Ahmed

19 and 20 Sept 2014, 7.30pm, Rich Mix
What is woman? What is man? What does it take to be a revolutionary?
Where does love lie when you're on a political quest?
Inspired by Kazi Nazrul Islam's novel, Kuhelika, and his music and poetry, playwright Raminder Kaur sets ENIG-MAS in 1930s India and 2000s Britain with a series of incidents inextricably linked through intrigue, sorrow, humour and happiness.

MUSCOVADO - an original play about slavery in Barbados
performed as part of Black History Month 2014
by Matilda Ibini

1-3 and 6-10 Oct, Holy Trinity Church, Clapham
Young ACE-funded theatre company BurntOut Theatre presents an original play about the British involvement in the slave trade, performed in the church where William Wilberforce began his abolition campaign.


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My Name is... ›
Autumn tour 12 Sept –
11 Oct

Scratch Night: Community ›
This Friday 5 Sept

TDA updates ›
New writers group with Fin Kennedy
BBC Creative Skillset opportunity

East is East at Trafalgar studios ›
Special Offer & post show for Tamasha audiences

P.S. we recommend ›

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