Child of the Divide on tour / Scratch Night: The Playwrights 2017 - 'Beginnings' booking now


  Child of the Divide
29 September – 15 October, Polka Theatre London + National Tour
Presented by Bhuchar Boulevard in association with Big Imaginations,
Partition History Project and Polka Theatre
By Sudha Bhuchar
Directed by Jim Pope

We are delighted to announce that Tamasha's co-founder Sudha Bhuchar is launching her new company Bhuchar Boulevard with a revival of her compelling play Child of the Divide, a remarkable story of family, identity and belonging; marking the 70th anniversary of the partition of India. The world premiere in 2006 was Timeout's No 1 show for families that year and was critically acclaimed.

“A wonderful and mature play that uses the story of one child to explore the tragedy of many thousands…it’s a rare show with equal appeal to kids and adults, heart and head”
Lyn Gardner, Guardian

The London run is followed by a national tour which includes launching the Big Imaginations Festival at Z-arts in October.

Limited £10 tickets for Saturday 30 September 2.30pm preview performance

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Scratch Night: The Playwrights 2017 'Beginnings'
Saturday 23 Sept, 7.30pm, Rich Mix

After a year of support and training led by Artistic Director Fin Kennedy, Tamasha Playwrights 2016-17 have each developed exciting new plays. The 'beginnings' of four of these will be performed by professional actors at our latest scratch night.

The writers include Afshan D’Souza-Lodhi, Rabiah Hussain, Ayesha Siddiqi and Ross Willis.

Grab your chance to see bold new work in development on stage for the first time, followed by a Q&A with the writers and Fin Kennedy.

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Tamasha Developing Artists opportunities

Tamasha Playwrights 2018: Call Out
We are soliciting applications for the fourth year of our Tamasha Playwrights group.
Find out more and apply by 25 September ›

Week long acting masterclass with Kristine Landon-Smith
30 October - 3 November, 2pm - 6pm

In collaboration with Kristine Landon-Smith & Associates we're holding another acclaimed week long acting masterclass.
Apply by 6 October ›

Write To Play - Applications open soon
Together with Bush Theatre, Ovalhouse, Soho Theatre, and Talawa, we're partnering with Graeae to deliver their acclaimed initiative that cultivates and promotes D/deaf and disabled writers.
Find out more and apply ›

Re-Fuel: A Tamasha Schools Playwriting Project
14-16 October 2017

Re-Fuel sent four Muslim playwrights supported by four TDA directors, into inner London secondary schools to each develop a new 20-minute play.
Find out more and book ›

Sustained Theatre Regional Associate Producer Programme Evaluator
We are seeking an experienced Evaluator for the Sustained Theatre Regional Associate Producer Programme (STRAPP).
Apply by 26 September ›

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