AIK Productions with Tara Arts presents
NATIONAL TOUR 30 May to 7 July, ending at Bradford Literature Festival
By Asif Khan, BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017.
NOMINATED FOR TWO OFFWESTEND AWARDS!
BEST NEW PLAY and MALE PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE FOR MITESH SONI
Asif Khan’s debut play is a fabulously comic take on the combustion surrounding young British Muslim lives.
Directed by Nona Shepphard, Designed by Mila Sanders
Bradford, in the month of Ramadan. Latching on to the latest grooming scandal, racists plan to march through the city, while Shaz, a local garage mechanic, desperately tries to keep his business running smoothly so he can marry well. In this combustible atmosphere, his sister Samina is determined to make her voice heard.
Tara is thrilled to have been part of the journey for this new play and to be hosting its world premier debut. Please don't forget you can order your arrival and interval drinks online when booking tickets and Ben's Canteen offer a fantastic pre-theatre dinner offer, just a four minute walk away.
WARNING: This performance contains strong language throughout and the use of theatrical haze
Tara Extras - post show discussion Thurs 25 May 7.30pm performance panel includes:
- Asif Khan (Writer and Actor)
- Hassan Abdulrazzak (Writer) work includes on BBC Radio 3 and Soho Theatre, the Gate and Arcola Theatre (London). Hassan wrote Love Bombs and Apples for AIK Prouctions, Shubbak Festival and national tour
#70/70 @ TARA THEATRE
At midnight on 14/15 August 1947, India and Pakistan became independent from the British Empire.
A relationship that formally began with Sir Thomas Roe’s embassy to the court of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir in 1615, ended over three centuries later with the independent nations of India and Pakistan.
The Indian sub-continent shaped Britain’s destiny, as much as Britain shaped modern India and Pakistan’s. Tara Theatre marks this extraordinarily intimate relationship through a series of 70 events over the course of the year - plays, music, dance and spoken word that illuminate the connections between the worlds of India, Pakistan and Britain.
“A moment comes which comes but rarely in history,
when we step out from the old to the new…”
Jawaharlal Nehru on 15 August 1947
The production is generously supported by Philip and Christine Carne (The Carne Trust), The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation and Arts Council England. Tara Arts would like to thank its Makers, Mentors and Friends for their valuable contribution.