Photo by Alexandre Moreau 


Cast and Creative Team

Writers, pieces and performers:

VV by Mahad Ali  
Character created & performed by
Seraphina Beh

Nithan by Mahad Ali 
Character created & performed by
Shiv Jalota

Chanel by Mina Barber 
Character created & performed by
Daisy Fairclough

The Race by Mina Barber
Character created & performed by
Joshua Lyster-Downer

My Mum would not have seen my Dad like that by Edward Sayeed
Character created & performed by
Kwami Odoom

Seriously, it was unreal
by Edward Sayeed
Character created & performed by
Shalisha James-Davis

James by Mediah Ahmed
Character created & performed by
Nathanial Wade

Taliya by Mediah Ahmed
Character created and performed by
Chinenye Ezeudu

Directed by
Brigitte Adela and Mingyu Lin 

Hear Me Now - A Tamasha Scratch Night

We're back with another Tamasha 'scratch night' - a sneak peek of script-in-hand performances of exciting new work in development. And, for this scratch we’re presenting something unique…

Hear Me Now is a showcase of eight, new audition monologues for diverse actors written by Tamasha’s in-house Playwrights’ group in collaboration with actors from the National Youth Theatre (NYT). Each of the eight pieces is the result of an innovative pilot where a diverse NYT actor was paired with a Tamasha Playwright to create a wholly new character, unique to the actor and entirely of their own creation. The playwright then scripted a monologue in the character’s voice. 

The aim is to provide better audition pieces for BAME actors beyond the ‘hoodies and single mums’ characters overly prevalent within the existing canon of British plays. Better audition speeches mean more diverse casting in better roles, which means a better range of representations on our stages and screens. 

Join us at this unique showcase of the eight monologues performed by the actors who created them. This will be followed by a post-show Q&A about the importance of auditions in diverse casting featuring an exciting industry panel including head of Casting at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Hannah Miller and speakers from Act for Change, as well as the actors and writers who took part in this pilot. 

Actors who book early will be offered an opportunity to take part in a FREE workshop with a Tamasha Playwright to develop their own character and have a new bespoke audition speech written entirely for them. To submit your interest in taking part in this workshop please send your CV and cover letter expressing your interest in the workshop to (Please note that only those who have booked a ticket to Hear Me Now will be eligible for the free workshop).

Click here to find out more about the free, audition pieces for diverse actors workshop >

Book your place:

Date: Friday, 2 Dec 2016, 7:30pm 
Venue: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.  
Book Now >

Download the e-Flyer here.

Previous scratch night audience feedback:

"I love the Tamasha scratch nights. Always interesting, challenging, great way for artists to try stuff out."

"Meaningful, universal, engaging, worthwhile."

"Really good event. I am a writer, just starting off and it was a fantastic experience to be able to witness (rather than just read) and contribute to ‘work in progress’ – thanks for the opportunity."