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DATES: Mon 16th Oct
TICKETS: £4.00

An evening of bold new theatre created via a unique collaboration between young people and Muslim playwrights

Tamasha’s Re-Fuel project sent four Muslim playwrights, supported by directors from Tamasha’s Developing Artist programme, into four inner London secondary schools to develop a new 20-minute play each, set in a minicab office.


Through a series of imaginative drama exercises up to 10 students in each school worked with the writers and directors to populate the minicab office world with characters and storylines of their own creation. The writers gathered the young people’s ideas and developed them into professional scripts, with bespoke parts for each young person to perform.


This event will bring all four schools together to perform these unique plays.


The choice of location, a minicab office, is an imaginative prompt intended to locate the story firmly within a British Muslim community. It is also intended to generate four short plays which align with Tamasha’s forthcomimg national touring production, Approaching Empty by Ishy Din, itself set in a minicab office.


Group booking offer: Buy 4 tickets and get one free! Discount applies automatically when you add 5 tickets to the basket.


The four plays are:


The Lady by Asif Khan (recommended for all aged 8+)


Homera has convinced her dad to let her use his minicab office for an Eid party for her friends. But when a spooky game with an upturned glass gets out of hand, the lights go out and a mysterious presence makes herself known…


Directed by Kate Hibbert (supported by Cheryl Ndione)


Performed by pupils from Swanlea School




Birthday Begum by Iman Qureshi (recommended for all aged 8+)


70-year old Hasina has waited all day in the minicab office for her selfish granddaughters to take her out on her birthday. When a fairy godson turns up and grants her three wishes, Hasina summons her granddaughters, and gives them a frightening vision of the future.


Directed by Sam Maynard (supported by Endy McKay)


Performed by pupils from Mulberry School for Girls




Entangled by Mahad Ali (recommended for all aged 8+)


In the near future, a brutal civil war rages between the Solars and Lunars. Two groups of young people from the rival tribes meet, and have to decide who gets to call the derelict minicab office home.


Directed by Cara Woods, Hailey Manuel and Nick Jones (supported by Brigitte Adela)


Performed by pupils from Regent High School




North West Side Story by Mediah Ahmed (recommended for all aged 8+)


NW Cars in Cricklewood is closing down, to be replaced by an Uber office. Caught on different sides of the divide, Cara and Azem meet and love blossoms – but will it ever be allowed? A hilarious contemporary take on a musical classic.


Directed by Alexandra Barson (supported by Mina Barber)


Performed by pupils from Hampstead School


Theatre Royal Stratford East is a cultural flagship of East London. Our aim is to deliver exciting and diverse work which reflects the experiences of the local community, while discovering and developing new talent and new audiences.

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venue info

Theatre Royal Stratford East

Gerry Raffles Square
E15 1BN

Box Office 020 8534 0310
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Venue: Theatre Royal Stratford East, Newham