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Tara Theatre Official Opening

2 September 2016

A wonderful day was had by all yesterday at the opening of our beautiful and unique Tara Theatre, with speeches from Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of Wandsworth, Councillor Richard Field and Joyce Wilson from Arts Council England.


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MAYOR OF LONDON OPENS NEW THEATRE FOR TARA ARTS

1 September 2016

 

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, officially opens Tara Theatre, a new state of the art home in South London for the acclaimed Tara Arts, the oldest diverse multicultural theatre company in the UK, today, Thursday 1 September 2016.


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In The Guardian - How We Staged Shakespeare

23 March 2016

As part of The Guardian's 'How We Staged Shakespeare' series they asked our Artistic Director, Jatinder Verma, to write about Tara Arts' Troilus & Cressida.

Jatinder discusses the production's reference to the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, and how the delivery of Shakespeare’s words is still bedevilled by conventions.

Read the article here.


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Asian Theatre in Britain - Jatinder joins the discussion on BBC Radio 3

Friday, 20 November, 2015

On Sunday 22 November at 6.45pm, BBC Radio 3 our Artistic Director, Jatinder Verma, featured in Making an Entrance – Asian Theatre in Britain.

In the programme, Sarfraz Manzoor charts the history of Asian theatre in Britain, a tale which ranges from The Bayaderes, 'Priestesses of Pondicherry' - temple dancers who came to London from India in the 1830s, through to the current generation of actors, directors and writers.

Sarfraz examines how political and social unrest in the 1970s sparked the founding of the first high-profile Asian theatre company in Britain, and looks at how the 21st century has seen an increasingly wide range of work? From controversial plays and new, sometimes radical versions of classic texts to Bollywood-inspired musicals.

Other contributors include Hanif Kureishi, Tanika Gupta, Ayub Khan-Din, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti and Sudha Bhuchar.

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