1st October 2014

Tamasha presents: My Name Is

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A captivating new play about love, family and ever-shifting identities

A captivating new play about love, family and ever-shifting identities

By Sudha Bhuchar
Directed by Philip Osment

My Name is… tells the story behind a story that fleetingly hit headlines in 2006 and continues to resonate throughout the UK and beyond.

When Gaby disappeared from her Scottish home, it was assumed that her Pakistani father Farhan, had kidnapped her and the spiraling headlines were only momentarily silenced when it emerged that Gaby may have fled of her own accord, choosing to spend her life with her father in Pakistan. To her Scottish mother Suzy’s distress, Gaby declared, “my name is Ghazala” and turned her back on ‘Gaby’ and seemingly, the West.

This moving verbatim play reveals a cross-cultural love story that began in early 80s Glasgow, a world away from the frantic ‘tug of love’ well documented in the world’s press.

Tamasha specialises in making new work for the stage inspired by the ever-changing cultures of contemporary Britain. Successes like East is East, The Trouble with Asian Men and Snookered have won acclaim from audiences and critics alike.
This event is part of mac birmingham’s multi-buy offer

Presented by Tamasha in association with mac birmingham and Sampad.

Watch the trailer for the show below

Meet the cast below

Watch an interview with Arun Ghosh, Composer below

’Often humorous and entertaining….‘My Name Is…’ makes a powerful case for clear rather than prejudiced thinking.’
Time Out, 4 stars

’A deeply moving play that will drag you by the heartstrings.’, 5 stars

’A sympathetic look at an affecting subject that manages to enlighten but not manipulate.’
The Stage

’An important, provocative play, beautifully played.’

‘Tamasha brings it off beautifully … My Name is… is a love story and a fascinating portrait of migrant attitudes and cultural, familial, religious and gender differences.’

‘Sudha Bhuchar does a marvellous job in weaving these three voices into a conversation across continents … beautifully timed by director Philip Osment … engaging and moving … beautifully played.’
British Theatre Guide

’Authentic and moving.’
East End Review