"Tamasha is a mirror reflecting a nation of continuing change and creativity, of mixings and mergings. British culture needs reminding it has always been global. Tamasha’s stirring, audacious work makes sure the nation never forgets what it is." Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, cultural commentator.
Tamasha is Britain’s foremost touring theatre company producing new plays inspired by the diversity of our globalised world. Our work places the voices of emerging and established artists from culturally diverse backgrounds centre-stage.
Our approach is boldly investigative and located along ‘cultural fault lines’, leading the debate around the meeting points and multiple narratives of contemporary Britain and beyond. We:
• present new plays from seldom-heard voices
• train theatre artists and young people through ‘Tamasha Developing Artists’
• facilitate theatremakers to engage creatively with communities and audiences
Tamasha has played a key role in driving the crossover of Asian culture into the British mainstream. Successes like East is East, Strictly Dandia and Blood has won acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Find out more about Tamasha’s history from 1989 to the present day here.
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“I am a writer and without Tamasha I’d still be a taxi driver. My voice as a northern Asian would be muted and my attempts to open a window on a largely unexplored world would be firmly shut."
Ishy Din, writer of Snookered.