Photo: Nye Williams

 

Creative Team and Cast

Soho Theatre, 25 November 2019

 

THE CONVERSATION

Writer: SHAZIA ALI

Director: ZHUI NING CHANG

Cast

Yasmin: ANNICE BOPARAI

Tom: CHRIS CLYNES

Waiter: DESHAYE GAYLE

 

MIXED FEELINGS

Writer: AJJAZ AWAD-IBRAHIM

Director: BRIGITTE ADELA

Cast

Eqwa: CHEREEN BUCKLEY

Helen: TRACEY BRIGGS

Obuto: DESHAYE GAYLE

Babawale: GLEN WILSON

 

Y THO?

Writer: NYLA LEVY

Director: BRIGITTE ADELA

Cast

Meg: ANNICE BOPARAI

Zeba/Aunty/Cousin: CHEREEN BUCKLEY

Rob: DESHAYE GAYLE

 

CANALS

Writer: LYNSEY MARTENSTYN

Director: ZHUI NING CHANG

Cast

Issy: CHEREEN BUCKLEY

Abi: ANNICE BOPARAI 

 

COASTERS

Writer: CJ (CARGUIL) WEBLEY

Director: BRIGITTE ADELA

Cast

Lesedi/Cynthia: CHEREEN BUCKLEY

Raymond: GLEN WILSON

Ellis: DESHAYE GAYLE

 

Creative Team

Curve Theatre, 19 December 2019

 

THE WALK

Writer: ERINN DHESI

Director: OMAR KHAN

Cast

Simran: ANNICE BOPARAI

 

THE EUROPEAN HARE

Writer: SAMI IBRAHIM

Director: BETH KAPILA

Cast

Hanan: DJALENGA SCOTT

Frank: ALAN SURI

Nel: ANNICE BOPARAI

 

BROWNBALLED

Writer: ADAM KOTWAL

Director: BETH KAPILA

Cast

Mother: ANNICE BOPARAI

Ballplayer: HAREET DEOL

Agent: ALAN SURI

 

SITAS ASHES SITAS ISHA

Writer: SANTOSHI MANN

Director: OMAR KHAN

Cast

Pavan: HAREET DEOL

Satya: RAM GUPTA

Dr Sharma: ALAN SURI

 

UNIT

Writer: ESE IGHORAE

Director: BETH KAPILA 

Cast

Character 1: HAREET DEOL

Character 2: DJALENGA SCOTT

Tamasha Scratch Night: The Playwrights 2019

Monday 25 November 2019, 7.30pm | Soho Theatre, London W1

Thursday 19 December 2019, 7pm | Curve Theatre, Leicester, LE1

 

Spend an evening (or how about two?) with some of the UK’s freshest theatrical voices.

We're back with not one, but two evenings of scratch performances featuring dynamic new writing from writers from our 2018-19 Tamasha Playwrights group.  

A writer-led collective founded in 2014, Tamasha Playwrights is formed of emerging playwrights from a culturally diverse range of backgrounds. After a year of support and training led by Artistic Director Fin Kennedy, the playwrights have developed new scripts that'll be performed script-in-hand by professional actors. 

Grab your chance to see bold new work in development on stage for the first time. 
 

Featured plays & playwrights

Monday 25 November | Soho Theatre, London 

The Conversation by Shazia Ali 

What happens when someone you know very well says something racist and inflammatory at dinner in a nice restaurant. 

Do you a) ignore it b) name it c) walk out?

And what happens if that person is your husband?

Mixed Feelings by Ajjaz Awad-Ibrahim 

An intimate look at the inner workings of a mixed-race family. When it comes to difference, is love enough to bring us to a mutual understanding? 

Y tho? by Nyla Levy 

Meghan Khan is lost in London on 1%, has jizz in her hair and the bitter taste of regret in her mouth. But this Walk of Shame is about to get a whole lot worse when Meghan bumps into her ex... 

Canals by Lynsey Martenstyn 

Set in a near-future, dystopian post Brexit Britain. A media furore causes newsreader Abi to seek sanctuary on her sister, Issy's, narrowboat. But is anywhere truly safe?

Coasters by CJ (Carguil) Webley 

A working-class Black-British husband and father tries to make a name for himself in modern Britain, while coming to terms with his challenging circumstances. 

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Thursday 19 December | Curve Theatre, Leicester

The Walk by Erinn Dhesi 

Did you ever want university to end? Simran embarks on her last night of freedom before graduation. Can she escape the inevitability of adult life for ever or will she have to face up to an uncertain world?

The European Hare by Sami Ibrahim 

Somewhere in Norfolk, a family is under attack - from luxury houses to the south, to the hares in the underground, to the land beneath it. As winter sets in, the fight is on to take back control.

Brownballed by Adam Kotwal 

A Teenage British Asian Footballer, on the verge of greatness suddenly questions the moral ambiguity of the fame, wealth and glory that lie ahead.

"In a post-brexit world, it could be argued that the country has become less tolerant of minorities - would this be reflected in the stands at football stadiums?" - Adam Kotwal 

Sitas Ashes Sitas Isha by Santoshi Mann 

Dr Sharma believes the only way to treat Pavan's depression is through modern medicine, but his son feels the solution he’s been seeking, are rooted in the memories of his deceased mother.  Will her ashes be scattered with honesty or denial?  Will Dr Sharma and Pavan ever bond again?

Unit by Ese Ighorae

The White envelope

A4 

A2

Always has your surname 

But never addressed to you

But it’s about you

Not for you

Trusting you

To give your parents news

On your permanent exclusion 

 

 

Key Dates

 

Mon 25 Nov 2019, 7.30pm

SOHO THEATRE, LONDON

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Thu 19 Dec 2019, 7pm

CURVE THEATRE, LEICESTER

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Age recommendation: 14+
Duration: 2 hours approx

*****

Previous scratch night audience feedback:

"I love the Tamasha scratch nights. Always interesting, challenging, great way for artists to try stuff out."

"Meaningful, universal, engaging, worthwhile."

"Really good event. I am a writer, just starting off and it was a fantastic experience to be able to witness (rather than just read) and contribute to ‘work in progress’ – thanks for the opportunity.