Tamasha 25 Retrospective


Sudha Bhuchar
Sheena Patel
Shalini Peiris
Saikat Ahamed
Liz Jadav
Adam Samuel-Bal
Divian Ladwa

Creative Team

Directed by Pooja Ghai
Pieces selected by
Sudha Bhuchar and Fin Kennedy

Tamasha's 25th Birthday

2015 marks Tamasha’s 25th Birthday and to honour this landmark we’re hosting an extra special night to celebrate. This is your chance to raise a glass, share memories and look ahead to the next 25.

The centrepiece for the celebrations will be a retrospective scratch performance of Tamasha’s greatest hits directed by Tamasha Developing Artist and Theatre Royal Stratford East Resident Director Pooja Ghai and selected by Tamasha’s Co-Founder Sudha Bhuchar and Artistic Director Fin Kennedy. The piece will include Untouchable (1989), Women of the Dust (1993), East is East (1996), Balti Kings (1999) A Fine Balance (2006), and Snookered (2013). It will performed by an ensemble cast and will showcase some of our defining moments. This will be the first time such a retrospective will be publicly presented so don’t miss out.

The celebrations will also include a Q&A, short film about Tamasha, raffle, drinks reception, testimonies from Tamasha’s richly talented alumni and speeches from the Tamasha team and Board. And of course what birthday celebration would be complete without a cake!

Unlike our other scratch nights there is no fixed fee to attend. However, we’re suggesting donations. As it’s our 25th year and we’ve jam-packed the evening we suggest a donation of £25. This is really a suggestion so do donate what you can. Please do note that donations in advance via the Rich Mix box office will guarantee entry – book in advance here.

Book your place now:

Friday 30 October, 7.30pm
Rich Mix, London 

'Tamasha is a mirror reflecting a nation of continuing change and creativity, of mixings and mergings. British culture needs reminding it has always been global. Tamasha’s stirring, audacious work makes sure the nation never forgets what it is.' Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, cultural commentator

'I am a writer and without Tamasha I’d still be a taxi driver. My voice as a northern Asian would be muted and my attempts to open a window on a largely unexplored world would be firmly shut.' Ishy Din, writer of Snookered.