I Wanna Be Yours rural Yorkshire tour opens tomorrow / Ishy Din’s Approaching Empty announced / May Scratch Night / Workshops + more


  It’s all been happening over the past few months at Tamasha! Newly announced is Ishy Din’s Approaching Empty, we’re in North Yorkshire next week with Zia Ahmed’s I Wanna Be Yours and on 25 May join us for our Scratch Night Over to You. Plus - our very first foray into TV, Taxi Tales, airs in August and we’ve a host of Spring/Summer workshops and masterclasses.

Meet our 2017 – 18 Tamasha Playwrights here and the IGNITE Sustained Theatre Producers here. We’re midway through Write to Play, Graeae’s acclaimed initiative that cultivates and promotes BAME D/deaf and disabled writers. Meanwhile, Oberon Books have agreed to publish an anthology of all 63 audition speeches created via our Hear Me Now project led by Titi Dawudu, Producer Debo received funding to further our On Kosovo Field project and we’ll be partnering with Hachette UK on a new prose creative writing course.

Tamasha and Paines Plough present
I Wanna Be Yours
Rural Arts CREATE Tour
18 – 21 April in North Yorkshire
By Zia Ahmed

Ella is from Yorkshire. Haseeb is from London. They order a pizza. House red for Ella. Hot chocolate for Haseeb.

"I think I'm falling in love with you."

Meet in the middle. Meet the parents. Meet the friends. Meet the aunties. They say opposites attract, but can they stay together?

A tender, funny, lyrical play about finding love and holding onto it with everything you’ve got. I Wanna Be Yours is the debut play from slam poetry champion Zia Ahmed.

Find out more + book now ›
Tamasha, Kiln Theatre & Live Theatre present
Approaching Empty
9 January – 2 February at Kiln Theatre + National Tour
By Ishy Din
Directed by Pooja Ghai

We are thrilled to announce the World premiere of Ishy Din's Approaching Empty, a co-production with the newly named Kiln Theatre (formerly Tricycle Theatre) and Live Theatre, Newcastle - opening in January. Ishy Din's 2012 award-winning Snookered received rave 5 star reviews and Approaching Empty lays bare a post-industrial generation of South Asian British men with Ishy’s trademark razor-sharp humour and insight.

Find out more + book London tickets now ›

Scratch Night: Over to You
Friday 25 May, 7.30pm, Rich Mix

Do you ever feel frustrated about what you see or don’t see on stage? What themes, worlds or communities still aren’t being represented? We are living through tumultuous times – how should theatre respond? We issued an open call out to an incredible volume of submissions and four will be performed script-in-hand by professional actors.

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Tamasha Developing Artists opportunities

Tamasha Masterclasses

Spring-Summer 2018
We have five fantastic masterclasses for TDAs this Spring - Summer:

Introduction to Playwriting
21 April
Tamasha's Artistic Director, Fin Kennedy introduces the principles of dramatic storytelling, demystifying some key terms ›

Writing for Radio
19 May
This introduction covers the commissioning process, creative approaches to telling stories with sound, textual analysis, and emerging radio forms ›

31 May - 12 June
A pioneering 9 day practical training workshop on the relationship between the director and designer ›

1 week Acting Masterclass
4 - 8 June
A week long acting course led by Tamasha co-founder Kristine Landon-Smith focusing on her intracultural approach ›

Join TDA – It’s free! ›

Writing The Future
Tamasha Blog

"In the past 12 months, a flurry of Tamasha Playwrights have had significant breaks within the industry – and it’s really thrilling to see."

Tamasha Artistic Director Fin Kennedy's blog on the history and growing importance of Tamasha Playwrights.

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