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Tamasha Theatre presents
Tamasha Scratch Night: I Walk in Your Words
Saturday 17 February
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member
In a nutshell
Authentic, funny yet poignant theatre featuring a collection of personal stories of London communities performed headphone verbatim by Tamasha Developing Artists
Headphone Verbatim performance? It’s immediate, it’s nimble, it’s honest…Talented actors perform the thoughtful, touching and often laugh out loud words they hear through headphones of the taped interviews they have conducted with local residents during the previous week.
It’s a melting pot of stories where storytelling and character collide to form a number of unpredictable yet insightful and compelling interview-based pieces which often paint pictures of the quickly changing local and national social landscape.
Part of the I Walk In Your Words series.
What to Expect
A group of actors from the famed Tamasha Developing Artist programme will perform the true stories of London communities whilst hearing their real words on headphones. This unique collection of pieces have been created in a week from interviews to this live performance.
Kristine Landon-Smith is the co-founder of Tamasha Theatre and worked on East is East, The Trouble with Asian Men, Sweet Cider, Wuthering Heights, The House of Bilquis Bibi and The Arrival. Freelance credits have included work with the Royal Court Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Nitro, Yellow Earth Theatre & The Royal Danish Theatre.
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
'You released and honoured voices never heard. We know the power of theatre but my goodness the impact can still catch you unexpectedly. Straight to the heart.'
'I love the Tamasha scratch nights. Always interesting, challenging, great way for artists to try stuff out.'
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 12+
This event is wheelchair accessible.