Photo credit: Bettina Adela


Key Team


Written by Fin Kennedy & Rabiah Hussain

Co-creator & Interactive Dramaturgy Tassos Stevens (Coney)

Director Sita Thomas

Creative Associate Afsana Begum

Sound Designer Sarah Sayeed

Screen Design & Programming Ed Naujokas & Tassos Stevens 


Rightful Place Theatre Community Consultants:

Reshma Begum

Nowshin Sweety

Sabina Khan

Runa Hoque

Ferdous Ahmed


Producer Ellie Browning (Coney)

Digital Producer Malakai Sargeant (Tamasha)

Producer Debo Adebayo (Tamasha)

We Are Shadows: Brick Lane

A Coney & Tamasha Digital joint project in collaboration with Rightful Place Theatre Company, supported by Derwent London and Rich Mix


Be our guest in the land of shadows

There are ghosts in these walls if you listen hard enough

And if you’re here after dark

You might even catch a glimpse….

Join Tamasha artist Afsana Begum and her collaborators from community theatre company Rightful Place, all Brick Lane locals, as they guide you on an adventure around the place they call home. Beyond the curry house strip and trendy bar culture, this place has history. Come and discover the real Brick Lane – from Bengali laskars to Satanic wedding guests, local wrestlers to the street's most successful family  – these people have cast their shadows onto these pavements and invite you to see Brick Lane as you’ve never seen it before.

We Are Shadows: Brick Lane is an immersive smart phone adventure on foot by Coney & Tamasha, inspired by where we live: E1 in Tower Hamlets. The launch includes an exclusive one-day-only installation at Rich Mix, the adventure's final location, where you can meet the cast, hear behind-the-scenes footage and add your own silhouette to the shadow gallery of those who have gone before you. Developed in collaboration with local Bengali women and students from Mulberry Schools Trust, this is a project co-created with those who know the area best.

Participants’ adventure will begin with a phone call on their mobile phones from which they will be navigated through and around Brick Lane, taking them on a magical-realist journey where shadows are revealed around every corner. The game is for playing in pairs, so try to book in twos. However, it can be played individually too – whatever you prefer.

With game design by BAFTA award-winning Coney and written by Tamasha’s Artistic Director Fin Kennedy (How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found) and playwright Rabiah Hussain (Spun), and directed by Sita Thomas (Top Girls), your adventure will last around an hour before ending at Rich Mix. Here you can meet other audience members to share your experience and take part in our one-day-only immersive exhibition – featuring portraits of local women involved in the project, mini podcasts produced by students from the Mulberry Schools Trust to learn more from the people of this place, as well as how the game was co-created. You’ll get your chance to share your Shadow and light refreshments will be available, too.

We Are Shadows is open and available to everyone. If you have access requirements please get in touch with to discuss alternative models of the game.

A Coney & Tamasha Digital joint project in collaboration with Rightful Place Theatre Company, supported by Derwent London and Rich Mix.

Age limit: 12+

Image © Bettina Adela



Key Dates


LAUNCH: 19 October 2019
Rich Mix 
London E1 6LA
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The adventure will be available to play until 1 December 2019. Booking for later dates will open soon so keep an eye out for more details.