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Re-Fuel - A Tamasha Schools Project


Mediah Ahmed >
Mahad Ali >
Asif Khan >
Iman Qureshi >

TDA Directors

Brigitte Adela
Mina Barber
Endy McKay
Cheryl Walker


Hampstead School, Camden
Mulberry School for Girls, Tower Hamlets
Regent High School, Camden
Swanley School, Tower Hamlets


Re-Fuel is supported by AMAL


Re-Fuel - A Tamasha Schools Playwriting Project

We are pleased to announce our latest pioneering schools' project.

Re-Fuel will send four playwrights, supported by emerging theatre directors, into four inner London secondary schools to develop a new 20-minute play each, set in a minicab office during the Summer of 2017. 

Through a series of imaginative drama exercises up to 10 students in each school will work with the writer and director to populate the minicab office world with characters and storylines of their own creation. The writers will gather the young people’s ideas and develop them into professional scripts, with bespoke parts for each young person to perform. All four schools will come together to perform the plays to a public audience at Rich Mix and Theatre Royal Stratford East in October 2017, as well as touring into one another’s schools.

The choice of location, a minicab office, is an imaginative prompt intended to locate the story firmly within a British Muslim community. It is also intended to generate four short plays which align with Tamasha’s forthcomimg national touring production, Approaching Empty by Ishy Din, itself set in a minicab office.

The texts gemerated by the project will be offered to other schools and youth theatres nationwide, to present their own versions as ‘curtain- raiser’ productions, to Approaching Empty, at Tamasha’s regional venues during its national tour.

Public Performances 


Rix Mix
Date: Saturday, 14 Oct 2017, 3:30/5pm  
Address: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
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Theatre Royal Stratford East
Date: Monday, 16 Oct 2017, 7:00pm  
Address: Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, London, E15 1BN
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Download the Re-Fuel e-Flyer here >