Untouchable, 1989

Performance of Untouchable

“If Untouchable is the fruit of their first efforts, Tamasha seems set to lead the way in the ensuing decade.”
Times of India

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.  

Credits

Translation  Sudha Bhuchar
Director  Kristine Landon-Smith
Designer  Sue Mayes
Lighting Designer  Richard Moffatt
Musical Director / Musician / Composer  Baluji Shrivastav
Original Cast  Ravi Aujla, Sudha Bhuchar, Ajay Chhabra, Charubala Chokshi, Dhirendra, Neeru Harrison, Kaleem Janjua, Ronny Jhutti, Rashid Karapiet, Bhavesh Lodhia, Dinesh Shukla