by Ishy Din Tue 28 Feb - Sat 24 Mar, 2012
Telegraph,, Scotsman, Spoonfed, Metro
"the most accomplished and assured first play I have seen for years"
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Tamasha in association with Oldham Coliseum Theatre and the Bush Theatre

On the sixth anniversary of T’s death, his four friends meet as they always do for a game of pool and a few drinks. As they excavate the past and measure their own lives against T’s, secrets are revealed and allegiances shift as quickly as the drinks are downed. Can they put to rest the guilt they feel over T’s untimely death? And will their friendship survive the final betrayal?

Ishy Din's razor-sharp new play provides a timely window into the lives of these young British Muslims - part of a 'snookered' generation - burdened by cultural expectations yet charged with personal dreams.

Special Event: Monday 19 March 6pm
The Snookered Generation: Juggling cultural expectations with personal dreams. Join us for this pre-show platform event featuring Gautam Malkani, Zaiba Malik, Ishy Din in conversation with Shiv Malik. Young, British and Asian in a time of national and global insecurity, high unemployment and financial crisis: what can Britain offer in 2012 to British Asian youth who are trying to make their way in our society? This event is FREE but reserve your ticket at Box Office (020 8743 5050).

Tamasha is an award-winning theatre company which has played a key role in driving the crossover of Asian culture into the British mainstream. Successes like East is East, A Fine Balance, Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings and a Funeral, Strictly Dandiaand The Trouble with Asian Men have won acclaim from critics and audiences alike.

Please note, this play contains stong language and is suitable for ages 16+.

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Writer - Ishy Din
Director - Iqbal Khan



Jaz Deol
Asif Khan
Muzz Khan
Michael Luxton
Peter Singh



Dates - 28 February - 24 March
Times - 7.30pm and 2.30pm (Saturday Matinee)
Saturday Matinees - £15 (£7.50 concessions)
Preview - 28th February (£7.50 concessions)
Press Night - 29th February, 7pm
Supporter' Evenings - 6 and 13 March
Audio Described - 17 March 2.30pm
Captioned - 15 March 7.30pm
Equity Night - 6 March (£15 for Equity members)
Running Time - 75 minutes
bush local preview night - 28th Feb (£10 for members)
Running Time - 1 hour 35 minutes
Prices - £20 (£10 concessions)