"Magnificent...as honest a piece of drama as one could hope for"
"Breathtaking... it is what every play that describes itself as "wide-ranging" aims at, but only a few actually achieve"
A Fine Balance
adapted by Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith from the novel by Rohinton Mistry
India 1975, and a callous government declares a State of Emergency.
In these uncertain times, Dina Dalal – a spirited Parsi widow determined to avoid a second marriage – takes a student boarder and two Hindu tailors into her ramshackle flat.
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, class and religion to form the most unexpected of friendships.
Tamasha's adaptation of Rohinton Mistry's Booker shotlisted novel enjoyed two sell-out runs at Hampstead Theatre.
Produced in association with Hampstead Theatre
Director Kristine Landon-Smith
Designer Sue Mayes
Original Score Felix Cross
Movement Lawrence Evans
Lighting Design Natasha Chivers
Sound Design Mike Furness
Puppetry Lyndie Wright
Cast (2007) Saikat Ahamed, Sagar Arya, Sudha Bhuchar, Rina Fatania, Talyan Halici, Tony Jayawardena, Divian Ladwa, Amit Sharma
Cast (2006) Sagar Arya, Sudha Bhuchar, Shiv Grewal, Divian Ladwa, Narinder Samra, Amit Sharma, Rehan Sheikh, Sameena Zehra