Tamasha in association
with Hampstead Theatre


Based on the novel by Rohinton Mistry

Adapted by Sudha Bhuchar
& Kristine Landon-Smith



"This magnificent production is an important and challenging piece of theatre. As honest a piece of drama as one could hope for"

The Sunday Telegraph

"This adaptation is breathtaking... it is what every play that describes itself as "wide-ranging" aims at, but only a few actually achieve"
New Statesman

"A welcome revival of a serious, compassionate, hard-hitting play"
The Sunday Times

"The surprise is that it should be so gentle, fired not by anger, but by a profound belief that for everything bad in human nature, there is a multitude of good things too"
The Guardian



Following a sell-out run in 2006, Tamasha's evocative dramatisation of Rohinton Mistry's Booker shortlisted novel returns to Hampstead Theatre next month before touring to Southampton and Birmingham.

India, 1975, and a callous government has declared a State of Emergency.

In these uncertain times, Dina Dalal - a spirited widow determined to avoid a second marriage - takes a student boarder and two tailors into her ramshackle flat.

Yet as the Emergency's forbidding policies bring chaos to the city, the four strangers - whose lives have become inextricably linked - find themselves crossing divides of caste and religion to form the most unexpected of friendships.

Through arresting visual imagery, an evocative score and an ensemble of eight actors, Tamasha (the award-winning company behind East is East) vividly captures an astonishing moment in India's history with a tender story of exceptional human spirit.

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4 - 21 April 2007
Hampstead Theatre
Swiss Cottage, London NW3
Tickets: £13 - £22 (£10 concs)

020 7722 9301  
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1 - 5 May 2007
The Nuffield Theatre
University Road, Southampton
Tickets: £10 - £19 (concs £2 off)
023 8067 1771  
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15 - 19 May 2007
Birmingham Rep
Broad Street, Birmingham
Tickets: £10 - £22

0121 236 4455  
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