We curiously investigate personal stories of cultural difference and connection as rich and radical sources for theatre, nurturing today’s unknown talent to become tomorrow’s leading artists. The company aspires to create theatre that has the multiple narratives and global perspectives of Britain’s evolving culture and audiences at its heart. We:
- Mount inspiring productions of varying scale and genre
- Deliver bespoke training and tangible professional opportunities with our Tamasha Developing Artists (TDA) programme
- Invest in new writing and in artists, enabling them to develop their uniquely subjective voices
- Create art from an evolving and distinctive intracultural practice that celebrates individual complexity
Founded in 1989 by director Kristine Landon-Smith and actor / playwright Sudha Bhuchar, the company has played a key role in driving the crossover of Asian culture into the British mainstream. Successes like East is East, Strictly Dandia and The Trouble With Asian Men have won acclaim from critics and audiences alike.Find out more about our 23 year history here.
“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