Photo by

Bettina Adela 


Creative Team



Written by Dray K

Director Malakaï Sargeant


#Persian Girls

Written by Jasmin Mandi-Ghomi 

Director Sita Thomas


The Long Way Home

Written by Lakshnie Hettihewa-Young

Director Malakaï Sargeant


The Estate

Written by Shaan Kaur Sahota

Director Sita Thomas





Jay Sheena Bhattessa

Karla Hussina Raja



Elaheh Sheena Bhattessa

Nahid Hussina Raja 

Dariush Maanuv Thiara


The Long Way Home

Sheena Bhattessa

Hussina Raja


The Estate

Kirpal Sheena Bhattessa

Tara Hussina Raja 

Angad Maanuv Thiara

Presenter Chris Clynes


Production Team


Stage Manager Lorrell Rawlins

Over To You…

Another Tamasha Scratch Night

Do you ever feel frustrated about what you see or don’t see on stage? What themes, worlds or communities still aren’t being represented? We are living through tumultuous times – how should theatre respond?

We want to scratch the plays a company like ours – a diverse, cutting edge touring theatre company of 29years – should be producing. We have our ideas but we want to hear yours. So, rather than select plays around a theme that we have set, for our latest scratch night, the floor is yours! 

Over 70 artists submitted their plays and after a very competitive selection process, we have narrowed this down to the four gripping short plays we will present, including:

Melt by Dray K 

#PersianGirls by Jasmin Mandi-Ghomi 

The Long Way Home by Lakshnie Hettihewa-Young

The Estate by Shaan Kaur Sahota

Grab your chance to see bold new work in development on stage, followed by a Q&A with the writers. 


Book your place:  

Date: Friday, 19 July 2019, 7:30pm 

Venue: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Click to book now >


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."