Soho Theatre associate company Tamasha is one of the pioneers of the ‘scratch night’ – a sneak peek of exciting new plays in development.

This evening will feature extracts from new work by the company’s 2018 diverse cohort of writers, Tamasha Playwrights, directed by Atri Banerjee. 

A writer-led collective founded in 2014, Tamasha Playwrights is formed of nine emerging writers from a diverse range of backgrounds who have been working Tamasha’s Artistic Director, the award-winning playwright Fin Kennedy over the last year.

This is your chance to be the first to hear these new plays performed script-in-hand by a team of professional actors. You’ll also have the chance to feedback to the writers after the performances.

Bones by Olu Alakija
On an excavation site in a picturesque village, the bones of four Elizabethan era African men are discovered. Who were they? What were they doing here and what happened to them?

 

Shah Jahan by Bushra Laskar 
A father and daughter meet up in this touching story about dementia and how we care for our elders.

 

Out of Sorts by Danusia Samal 
Back from university, Zara has returned home for a family dinner. Over the course of the evening, their differing opinions about life in Britain come to the surface.

 

That Time We Got High by Stefanie Reynolds
It’s the day of Ivory’s mum’s funeral. She just wants to get high, but she’s got her dad and sister to contend with…

 

O: An American Odyssey by Reginald Edmund
Take a road trip with O, recently released from prison, for a fantastical ride through the underbelly of America.

 

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