Tamasha Theatre Company

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Tamasha is a British theatre company founded in 1989 by director Kristine Landon-Smith and actor / writer Sudha Bhuchar with a mission to bring contemporary drama of Asian influence to the British stage.

The company is best known for its award-winning 1996 comedy East is East as well as Balti Kings and Bollywood-inspired musicals Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings and a Funeral and Wuthering Heights.

Among the many well-known British Asian artists to have worked with the company are actors Parminder Nagra, Jimi Mistry, Nina Wadia, Chris Bisson, Ameet Chana, Nabil Elouahabi, Ila Arun and Zohra Sehgal; writers Ayub Khan-Din, Abhijat Joshi and Deepak Verma; and composers Shri and Nitin Sawhney.

Since 2002, the company has run Tamasha Developing Artists - a professional development programme for emerging and established writers, directors, designers and performers.

Productions[edit]

  • 2010 The House of Bilquis Bibi by Sudha Bhuchar
  • 2009 Wuthering Heights by Deepak Verma; music by Sheema Mukherjee and Felix Cross; lyrics by Felix Cross
  • 2008 Sweet Cider by Em Hussain
  • 2008 Lyrical MC by Sita Brahmachari
  • 2006 Child of the Divide by Sudha Bhuchar
  • 2006 A Fine Balance adapted by Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith from the novel by Rohinton Mistry
  • 2005 The Trouble with Asian Men created by Sudha Bhuchar, Kristine Landon-Smith and Louise Wallinger
  • 2003 All I Want is a British Passport by Nadim Sawahla
  • 2003 Strictly Dandia by Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith
  • 2002 Ryman and the Sheikh by Sudha Bhuchar, Kristine Landon-Smith, Chris Ryman, Rehan Sheikh and Richard Vranch
  • 2001 Ghostdancing by Deepak Verma based on Émile Zola's Thérèse Raquin
  • 1999 Balti Kings by Sudha Bhuchar and Shaheen Khan
  • 1998 Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings and a Funeral adapted from the film Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! by Kristine Landon-Smith and Sudha Bhuchar
  • 1997 A Tainted Dawn by Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith
  • 1996 East is East by Ayub Khan-Din
  • 1995 A Yearning adapted from Federico García Lorca’s Yerma by Ruth Carter
  • 1994 A Shaft of Sunlight by Abhijat Joshi
  • 1992 Women of the Dust by Ruth Carter
  • 1991 House of the Sun adapted by Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith from Meira Chand’s novel
  • 1989 Untouchable adapted by Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith from the novel of the same title by Mulk Raj Anand

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