Sudha Bhuchar, Mina Anwar & Shiv Grewal,
A Shaft of Sunlight, 1994

Sudha Bhuchar, Mina Anwar and Shiv Grewal, A Shaft of Sunlight

“Quite simply one of the most mesmerising and absorbing 80 minutes I have ever spent in a theatre.”
Redditch Observer

A Shaft of Sunlight (1994)

by Abhijat Joshi


Set in 1994 Ahmedabad, A Shaft of Sunlight explored the conflict that exists in a marriage between a Hindu and a Muslim, against the backdrop of the explosive communal politics of India.

Originally commissioned for radio by the BBC World Service, Tamasha asked its writer Abhijat Jo, who was living in India, to adapt A Shaft of Sunlight for the stage.  Abhijat’s first visit to England proved to be rather beneficial for him: a Bombay film director saw the play in London, and shortly after his return to India, he became a scriptwriter in Bollywood.

Tour Schedule

13 Oct 1994 -  
Birmingham Repertory Theatre

8 Nov - 3 Dec 1994  
Battersea Arts Centre, London

6 Dec 1994  
Oldham Sixth Form College

7 Dec 1994  
The Cellar, Huddersfield

10 Dec 1994  
Indian Community Centre, Nottingham

13 - 14 Dec 1994  
Leicester Phoenix

15 - 17 Dec 1994  
Tom Allen Centre, Newham, London