New play Blood: Opening / Full UK tour booking now / Photos & videos released + Mother India scratch night 10 April


  It’s been all go over the past few months at Tamasha! Our 25th centrepiece touring production, Blood, is opening now and we are looking forward to forthcoming scratch night: Mother India on Friday 10th April. The radio play of My Name is... debuted as BBC Radio 4’s Afternoon Play earlier this month and was pick of the week – very last chance to listen here. ›


Searing new 21st century urban love story Blood by Emteaz Hussain, directed by Esther Richardson opens tonight at The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry after getting a great audience response during previews:

'An inspiring debut...'
'A beautiful dance of a play...'
'BLOOD is AMAZING. One of the most brilliant,
relevant, contemporary plays I've ever seen.'
'...very powerful theatre. Recommended.'
'...poetic script performed with passion.'

Watch trailer here ›
See the newly-released production photos on facebook

Watch mini video interviews with the cast and creative team:
Writer Emteaz Hussain ›
Director & Dramaturg Esther Richardson ›
Composer & Sound Designer Arun Ghosh ›
Cast Krupa Pattani & Adam Samuel-Bal ›

Tickets on sale across the country now:
27 March - 11 April Belgrade Theatre, Coventry ›
23 – 25 April Nottingham Playhouse ›
28 April –17 May Soho Theatre, London ›
19 – 23 May Birmingham Repertory Theatre ›
28 - 29 May The Alhambra Studio, Bradford Theatres (part of Brad Lit Fest) ›
1 - 2 June Redbridge Drama Centre ›
5 - 6 June Pegasus Theatre, Oxford ›
9 June Bolton Octagon ›
11 –13 June Tron Theatre, Glasgow ›
19 – 20 June Derby Theatre ›
24 June Luton Hat Factory ›
26 –27 June Leicester Curve ›

Watch out for updates on twitter: @TamashaTheatre #BloodthePlay
Join the event on facebook ›

Tamasha Scratch Night: Mother India by Satinder Chohan

Friday 10 April 2015 at Rich Mix, Venue 1
7.30pm, £7 (£5)

In a surrogacy clinic in Gujarat, three women meet. Londoner Eva is in motherhood’s last chance saloon – surrogacy is her only hope. For village girl Aditi, it is a lifeline out of poverty for herself and her own young daughters. For clinic owner and businesswoman Dr Gupta, it’s all just another transaction. But set on the fault lines of profound global forces, can it possibly remain that simple?

This event is a rehearsed reading of a 40 minute extract of a new play in development and is produced and directed by Pooja Ghai. Artist Ana Mendes joins us to present Map Series UK, a performance-installation on colonialism, in venue 2.

Info & tickets ›

Tamasha opportunities

Tamasha Developing Artists Masterclass
Fin Kennedy: Playwrighting with Teenagers ›

We are very pleased to be able to offer a new one day intensive masterclass for emerging writers, led by our Co-Artistic Director Fin Kennedy. This one day course is for those new to working with young people examines the process of co-creating plays with groups of teenagers in a school or youth theatre environment.

Find out more ›

We are looking for a part-time Finance Officer. Deadline Friday 10 April, midday.

Find out more ›

P.S. We recommend...

Tara Arts: Macbeth Three outrageous drag-queens cook up an explosive brew of treachery, ambition and passion, setting an Asian family off on a path of bloody self-destruction. Tara Arts brings Indian movement and music to Shakespeare’s text.

Out of Joint: CROUCH TOUCH PAUSE ENGAGE This heartbreaking and hilarious new show tells the twin stories of gay rugby star Gareth Thomas and his Welsh hometown Bridgend. Catch it on tour or in London. 5 Stars "Makes your soul sing" The Times 4 Stars "Eye-opening and heartening" The Independent

Kali Theatre: Twelve On average twelve UK women are killed each year in so called ‘honour based violence. Kali explore this culturally sensitive topic by bringing together 12 writers to collaborate on researching true stories of women killed for family ‘honour’ and create a theatre event that gives voice to these lost lives. This collection of beautifully written monologues explores friendship, first love, defiance and death.

After Electra at Tricycle Theatre April De Angelis’ After Electra is a deeply moving and blisteringly witty black comedy that re-imagines the meaning of family and explores how our choices can change our lives forever.


Join us on Facebook, TwitterYouTube and read our Blog.


Blood ›
Full UK tour booking now

Mother India scratch night ›
10 April at Rich Mix

TDA masterclass ›
Fin Kennedy: Playwrighting with Teenagers

Recruitment ›
Tamasha are looking for a Finance Officer

P.S. ›
We recommend

Tamasha is funded by Arts Council England and gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Esmée Fairbairn foundation and the Friends and Patrons of Tamasha.

Photography by Robert Day
Click to unsubscribe from future emails -

Arts Council England