About Tamasha

Tamasha is a diverse cohort of bold and playful theatremakers


Foregrounding emerging and established artists from culturally diverse backgrounds, we:

  • Fuel the future of new writing by producing and touring the best new playsthat challenge and change audiences everywhere
     
  • Nurture, train and inspire artists, leaders and young people through Tamasha Developing Artists

  • Enable theatre makers to engage creatively with communities and audiences, altering the perception of what theatre can be

Successes like East is East, SnookeredBlood, My Name is... and Made in India have won acclaim from critics and audiences alike.

Tamasha is led by Artistic Director Fin Kennedy who joined the company in 2013. Read a blog by Fin Kennedy about why he put a playwright-led collective at the heart of Tamasha >

"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.

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.