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Saturday 14 October
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In a nutshell
An afternoon of bold new theatre created via a unique collaboration between young people and Muslim playwrights.
Tamasha’s Re-Fuel project sent four Muslim playwrights, supported by emerging theatre directors, into four inner London secondary schools to develop a new 20-minute play each, set in a minicab office.
Through a series of imaginative drama exercises up to 10 students in each school worked with the writers and directors to populate the minicab office world with characters and storylines of their own creation. The writers gathered the young people’s ideas and developed them into professional scripts, with bespoke parts for each young person to perform.
This event will bring all four schools together to perform to perform these unique plays.
The choice of location, a minicab office, is an imaginative prompt intended to locate the story firmly within a British Muslim community. It is also intended to generate four short plays which align with Tamasha’s forthcomimg national touring production, Approaching Empty by Ishy Din, itself set in a minicab office.
What to Expect
Young people will perform new plays created by them in collaboration with four Muslim playwrights and directed by directors from the acclaimed Tamasha Developing Artists programme.
3.30pm – The Lady by Asif Khan (Swanlea School) and Birthday Begum by Iman Qureshi (Mulberry School for Girls)
5pm – Entangled by Mahad Ali (Regent High School) and North-West Side Story by Mediah Ahmed (Hampstead School).
The participating schools are:
Hampstead School (Camden), Mulberry School for Girls (Tower Hamlets), Regent High School (Camden) and Swanlea School (Tower Hamlets).
Media Ahmed, Mahad Ali, Asif Khan, and Iman Qureshi
Brigitte Adela, Mina Barber, Endy McKay, and Cheryl Walker
Tamasha is Britain’s foremost touring theatre company producing new plays inspired by the diversity of a globalised world. Its work places the voices of emerging and established artists from culturally diverse backgrounds centre-stage. Its approach is boldly investigative and located along ‘cultural fault lines’, leading the debate around the meeting points and multiple narratives of contemporary Britain and beyond. Successes like East is East, Snookered and The Arrival have won acclaim from critics and audiences alike.
What people are saying
'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.'
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'Rich Mix is a hub for artists with a wide range of interests and backgrounds. Its focus on bringing different communities together coincides with Tamasha’s vision. Together we can provide more access to the arts for diverse artists and audiences.'
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Things you should know
Suitable for ages 8+
Please note: Latecomers welcome between performances
This event is wheelchair accessible.