Sudha Bhuchar (Gulabo),
Untouchable rehearsals, 1989

Sudha Bhuchar as Gulabo in the Untouchable rehearsals

“Tamasha deserves to be congratulated on its impressive debut.”
The Guardian

Untouchable (1989)

adapted by Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith from the novel by Mulk Raj Anand

Set in 1930s India, at a time of tremendous political upheaval, Tamasha's debut hit hard at the treatment of India’s lowest classes. Taking a day in the life of Bakha, a 17-year-old latrine cleaner, it laid bare his daily struggle for survival amid the hypocrisies of the high caste Hindus.

Untouchable opened at Riverside Studios on 4 December 1989, playing alternate nights in English and Hindi.

Tour Schedule

4 Dec - 30 Dec 1989    
Riverside Studios, London

9 Jan – 10 Jan 1990   
Phoenix Arts, Leicester

11 Jan – 13 Jan 1990   
Green Room, Manchester

16 Jan – 18 Jan 1990   
Derby Community Arts Centre

19 Jan – 20 Jan 1990   
Octagon Theatre, Bolton