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Tanika Gupta

TANIKA GUPTA

  (1963 - )

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd  represented by Alan Brodie

Over the past 15 years Tanika has written over 20 stage plays that have been produced in major Theatres across the UK. She has written 30 radio plays for the BBC and several original television dramas, as well as scripts EASTENDERS, GRANGE HILL and the BILL. She has taught drama and run workshops in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Cuba, India, USA, the Netherlands, Germany and across the UK. She is a fellow of Rose Bruford College, runs courses for the Arvon Foundation and has led playwriting workshops in many UK universities (including Central School of Drama in London, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow and Oxford Universities), as well as for the National Theatre, Royal Court, Hampstead, Young Vic and Theatre Royal Stratford East. Tanika has been writer in residence at the National Theatre and at Soho Theatre, a fellow at the Playwright's Studio in Glasgow and a writing tutor in Winchester Women's prison. She has won numerous awards for her work. Born in London the year after her parents arrived from Calcutta, Tanika's earliest memories are of performing dance dramas by Rabindranath Tagore with her parents' cultural group 'the Tagoreans' across the European continent. After graduating from Oxford University Tanika worked as a community worker and in an Asian women's refuge for several years. Tanika began writing drama in the early 1990s and for some time was also a script reader for BBC TV's BLACK SCREEN. She became a full-time writer in 1996 and has established a successful career in Theatre with regular forays into TV, radio and film. She has always worked closely with a wide range of contemporary writers and drama practitioners both in the UK and around the world.

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        2 Young 2 Luv         Ananda Sanada         Anita And Me         Brood         Catch         Chain Play, The         Country Wife, The         Daring Pairings         Doll's House, A         Dreaming By Day         Empress, The         Fat Girls         Flesh And Blood         Fragile Land         Fucking Parasites         Gladiator Games         Good Woman Of Setzuan, The         Great Expectations         Health         Hobson's Choice         Inside Out         Love N Stuff         Meet the Mukherjees         Mind Walking         On the Couch With Enoch         Play For V & A Museum Installation         River Sutra, A         Sanctuary         Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, A         Skeleton         Sugar Mummies         Talking To Byron         Twelve         Us Or them         Voices On the Wind         Wah! Wah! Girls         Waiting For Leyroy         Waiting Room, The         When We Are Married         White Boy



2 Young 2 Luv

Synopsis:
Being a teenager is hard enough, without falling in love - especially when everyone seems to be against you. So when Maria falls for Matt, in the aftermath of her brother's stabbing, no-one seems to take their relationship seriously. Matt's too short and looks like a hobbit - and is it really safe for Maria to leave the house? When a local gang start talking about revenge, can Matt and Maria really risk being together or are they simply too young to love? exploring the range of problems that affect young people in the modern world, Tanika Gupta's play is a comic and poignant tale about what it means to be a teenager in love.

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60 min Play/Drama

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Ananda Sanada

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Anita And Me

Anita And Me
This poignant coming-of-age tale follows Meena, a young girl growing up in the only Punjabi family in a 1970s Black Country mining village. Meena spends her days happily getting into scrapes with the other local children until one day the impossibly cool Anita enters her life. Suddenly Meena knows exactly who she wants to be but is Anita all that she seems? Soon Meena's world is turned upside down as she is caught between two very different cultures. Anita and Me paints a comic, poignant, compassionate and colourful portrait of village life in the era of flares, power cuts, glam rock, decimalisation and Ted Heath. It has been adapted for the stage by the multi-award-winning Tanika Gupta.

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Adaptation of Meera Syal's novel

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adaptation

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Male:  5            Female:  7            Other:  with doubling

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Brood

Synopsis:
Inspired by the question 'What is a family?', BROOD explores the idea of family values and cultural identities, using the contemporary rhythm and beats of our diverse London language.

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Developed with theatre Royal Stratford east Young Actors Company 2010 (YaC10) And with Tanika Gupta And Juliet Knight.

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Youth audiences

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Catch

Catch
It's like they want to tap into your soul - watch your every move, monitor who you are, file a report on you and sell you off.' there is a company that knows who you are. they trace every detail of your lifestyle, habits and spending. they know your darkest fears and secret hopes. they can change you. Claire has created a new identity for herself and promises to do the same for others in crisis. She alone has unrestricted access to the company records. Catch is a new collaborative play by five leading writers, which asks timely questions about who we want to become - and at what cost.

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In the early 1970s, two groups of Royal Court writers worked together to write the collectively written plays LAY BY and ENGLANDS IRELAND. In our 50th Anniversary year we present CATCH, A new play by five contemporary playwrights, which Asks timely questions About who we want to become And At what cost? written by April De Angelis, Stella Feehily, Tanika Gupta, Chloe Moss And Laura Wade

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  5            Other:  doubling

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXVI (2006) Page 1464

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Chain Play, The

Synopsis:
One off performance of chain writing to celebrate the National theatre's 25th anniversary. a scene each from all the authors for a performance on one night

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Written By Terry Johnson, Philip Ridley, Charlotte Jones, Lee Hall, Sebastian Barry, Zinnie Harris, Kevin Elyot, Nick Dear, Tanika Gupta, Frank McGuinness, Nick Stafford, Stephen Sondheim, Colin Teevan, Patrick Marber, David Lan, Sarah Daniels, Martin She

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Conceived and commissioned by angus Mackenchnie

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Country Wife, The

Country Wife, The
This new version of William Wycherley 's most famous classic, the Country Wife has been adapted by Tanika Gupta.This contemporary farce tells the story of twenty-something friends and rivals on their journey through love and liberation. Following Hardeep 's return to London he begins broadcasting his newly invented celibate state in a bid to attract women keen to re- ignite his passion for them. With this deception more than successful his endeavours turn to the naive country wife, Preethi, alok 's virgin bride to settle unfinished business between old friends. a fast paced comedy laced with deception, disguise and lustful behaviour brought about by double standards, adultery and promiscuous living.

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Original Playwright - William Wycherley

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Play/Drama

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Male:  7            Female:  4            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXIV (2004) Page 1355

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Daring Pairings

Synopsis:
6 writers, 6 backgrounds, 6 perspectives, 6 weeks.

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Author Amy Rosenthan (Sep 12th). Author Cosh Omar (Sep 12th). Director Noah Birkstead-Breen (Sep 12th). Author Tanika Gupta (Sep 13th). Author Atiha Sen-Gupta (Sep 13th). Director Maria Alberg (Sep 13th). Author Gary Owen (Sep 14th). Author Gabriel Bissett-Smith (Sep 14th). Director Tamara Harvey (Sep 14th).

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Doll's House, A

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Original Playwright - Henrik Ibsen

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Dreaming By Day

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Playfest festival

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TYA

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Empress, The

Empress, The
It is the Jubilee! Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, 1887. At Tilbury Docks, Rani and Abdul step ashore after the long voyage from India. One has to battle a society who deems her a second class citizen, the other forges an astonishing entanglement with the ageing Queen who finds herself enchanted by stories of an India she rules but has never seen. the empress uncovers remarkable unknown stories of 19th century Britain, the growth of Indian nationalism and the romantic proclivities of one of our most surprising monarchs.

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Genre:
historical Drama

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Male:  8            Female:  6            Other:  extras

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Fat Girls

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Soho Theatre Company     1998

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Flesh And Blood

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Fragile Land

Fragile Land
about what nationhood means for second generation immigrants: revealing the complexities of life for a new generation of young Londoners. Suitable for ages 14+

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Play/Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXIII (2003) Page 0406

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Fucking Parasites

Synopsis:
This Award-winning play is a harsh and startling look at life, as seen through the eyes of two teenagers who have come to New Zealand as refugees. Forced to flee their homelands where their parents were being persecuted, far-flung New Zealand doesn't turn out to be the haven they had hoped for. Fucking Parasites is about humanity and prejudice, a play that deals with the complex issues of immigration and lost hope.

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written by Ninna Tersman; Dramaturg Tanika Gupta

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Pacific Playhouse, London     12 Oct 2008

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Gladiator Games

Gladiator Games
On the eve of his release from Feltham Young Offenders Institution, Zahib Mubarek, a young British Asian man, was attacked by his racist cellmate. One week later he died of his injuries. How was this allowed to happen? This new play traces the Mubarek family's pursuit of the truth. Based on evidence given to the Zahid Mubarek Inquiry and interviews taken, one of Britain's leading writers examines the incompetence of the official response to Zahid Mubarek's death.

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Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXV (2005) Page 1460

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Good Woman Of Setzuan, The

Synopsis:
One of Brecht's most entertaining and thought provoking plays in which a dog-eat-dog society fuelled by greed and poverty is made to face its ruthlessness by the only good person in its midst - a prostitute!

Notes:
Original Playwright - Bertolt Brecht

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National Theatre, London

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXI (2001) Page 0359; http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXVI (2006) Page 0526

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
the Dickens epic classic is re-imagined for the stage in a unique adaptation by leading playwright Tanika Gupta, relocating Pip's extraordinary journey to nineteenth century India. Pip, a poor village boy, finds two chance meetings set his life on an unexpected course. at the water's edge, he has a terrifying encounter with an escaped convict. In the decaying grandeur of Miss Havisham's house, he falls hopelessly in love with the heartless estella. When an anonymous benefactor helps him move to Calcutta, the heart of the British Raj, Pip pursues his great expectations and his dream of winning estella's heart. Our production of this coming of age story, evoking some of Dickens' most colourful characters, is faithful to the period of the book and the richness of Dickens' language - a vivid theatrical retelling of a universally loved masterpiece

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Based on the novel "Great expectations" by Charles Dickens

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a Watford Palace Theatre and English Touring Theatre Production

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adaptation

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Male:  8            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXXI (2011) Page 0190

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Health

Synopsis:
Taking us beyond the daily headlines of under-funding and spiralling waiting lists, a mother recalls her harrowing experience of the NH

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the National presents the world premieres of five new monologues, "National Headlines", by leading playwrights, inspired by current events. Taken directly from interviews, each piece explores the personal stories behind the headlines. each monologue will be followed by A discussion written by Moira Buffini, Gregory Burke, Tanika Gupta, Paul Jepson, Mark Ravenhill

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Monologue Play/Drama

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Hobson's Choice

Hobson's Choice
Originally written by Harold Brighouse in 1916 the story revolved around Henry Horatio Hobson, his three daughters and his struggle to run his boot making business whilst still maintaining control over his increasingly strong willed girls. In Tanika Gupta's brilliant adaptation the story remains the same but the harassed widower is Hari Hobson who lives in Salford with his three daughters Ruby, Sunita and Durga. His dress-making business is doing very well, until he makes the mistake of informing Durga (his eldest daughter and the brains behind the business) that she has to give up all idea of ever getting married and leaving the family.the incensed Durga turns the tables on her Father by marrying Hari's best tailor, ali Mossop, and setting up their own rival shop. With her fate firmly in her own hands Durga faces the tough decision of fighting against her father, or finding a way to join forces.

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Original Playwright - Harold Brighouse

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Young Vic Theatre, London >>>     26 Jun 2003

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Young Vic

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adaptation

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Male:  6            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXIII (2003) Page 0869

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Inside Out

Inside Out
affy and Di are teenage schoolgirls who yearn to escape their violent family for a better life. Close friends and sisters, they share their hopes and dreams and make plans for the future. But when affy gets an offer of a new family in another town, she jumps at the chance, leaving Di to deal with the consequences on her own. the result of this betrayal has a devastating impact on Di's life and the two young women are separated for many years. It is only when they get back together again as adults that they can make sense of their past and move some way towards forgiveness. But has their friendship been lost forever?

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Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXII (2002) Page 1513

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Love N Stuff

Love N Stuff
a hilarious and touching story of love, attachment and what we mean by home. Bindi and Mansoor might just be the most popular couple on their street, but after 35 years of a loving marriage, Mansoor has vowed to swap the cold streets of Stratford for a sun soaked Delhi. the problem? Bindi's not convinced and has concocted a last minute plan to lure him back.

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comedy

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Meet the Mukherjees

Meet the Mukherjees
aaron and anita are in lust. they're the last to think there could be any long-term future in the relationship. at thirty, anita is, according to her mother Chitra, past her sell by date, whilst aaron is, according to his mother Leticia, a heartless ladykiller. But despite their own uncertainties, the couple can't help but eventually fall for each other. as their relationship deepens, they have to introduce their families to each other and anita's mother is not impressed when she meets her future Jamaican born son-in-law for the first time. aaron and anita come face to face with the prejudices and fears of both sets of in-laws who seem to group together in opposition to their union. Will their love survive the test?

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Genre:
romantic comedy

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Mind Walking

Mind Walking
Moving, powerful, ethereal; Mind Walking is a celebration of the life of one extraordinary man, the enduring love story of a mature couple and their family. Bobby has led a remarkable life. Migrating from India as a young man he found love in the UK with his with wife Moira, but as a Parsi Bobby was expected to marry within the community. His family disowns him and as a result he cuts them, their religion and their culture from his life forever. . . until his mind starts to wander. As secrets and hidden stories tumble out of Bobby's mouth, his family start to question the truth about their ancestry and shared history. Mind Walking explores what happens to a family when the mind of an old, Indian man, Bobby starts to unravel. This delicate, poetic play tumbles and traverses through Bobby's memories on an intergenerational journey of family ties, religious dogma and cultural expectations.

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a scratch performance of Mind Walking was presented at the Alchemy Festival, Southbank Centre in April 2010

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BandiBaz and Q productions (Mumbai)

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Genre:
Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXXI (2011) Page 1214

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On the Couch With Enoch

Synopsis:
a short play about enoch Powell on his death-bed

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BAC's Seeing Red Festival of Dissent.

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BAC , London >>>     29 May 1998

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the Red Room

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Genre:
short play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XVIII (1998) Page 0844

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Play For V & A Museum Installation

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Installation linked to Music Hall and Walter Sickert exhibition

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Victoria & Albert Museum, London     2013

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River Sutra, A

Synopsis:
Set on the banks of the river Narmada - many lives converge in one man's search for enlightenment.

Notes:
Stage Adaptation of Geeta Mehta's novel. Also produced Indosa Productions/National theatre Studio

1st Produced:
Three Mill Islands Studios, London     12 Sep 1997

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Indosa

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Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XVII (1997) Page 1161

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Sanctuary

Sanctuary
a London churchyard becomes a sanctuary for the gardener Kabir. When a photograph of an African church appears in this little eden, a complex Drama of morality and conscience unfolds

Notes:
Sanctuary was part of the National theatre's 'transformations' season in 2002.

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXII (2002) Page 1007

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Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, A

Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, A
Nikolai, an 86 year old retired Ukrainian engineer and tractor historian in Peterborough, has fallen in love with 36 year old Valentina. His daughters, Vera and Nadezhda, unite in horror to defend their father and what remains of his pension. But is Valentina a refugee searching for better opportunities, or a bogus visa seeker trying to cheat a vulnerable old man? Award-winning writer Tanika Gupta has created a wonderful re-telling of this dark family comedy, which continues to have sharp relevance to today's society.

Notes:
based on the novel by Marina Lewycka

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Skeleton

Synopsis:
Haunting study of love, vanity and possession

Notes:
From Tagore

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1st Published:
Faber and Faber (6 Jun 1997)   

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Male:  8            Female:  8            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XVII (1997) Page 0680

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Sugar Mummies

Sugar Mummies
Jamaica: a sensual paradise where the sun, sea and sand are free but anything more comes at a price. Welcome to the 21st century where women travel across the world in search of sex, love, and liberation but the reality is that hard cash equals hard men. Toned torsos and slick sweet talk meets orange peel beneath the coconut trees in an Exchange That leaves everyone short-changed. Sugar Mummies is a funny, provocative and revealing study of the pleasures and pitfulls of female sex tourism.

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Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXVI (2006) Page 0908

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Talking To Byron

Synopsis:
Anti-knife crime play

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Toured Pupil Referral Units, London     2009

Organisations:
National Youth Theatre / Home Office

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-   

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Twelve

Synopsis:
Twelve touching and sometimes humorous monologues inspired by true stories about friendship, first love, defiance, death and survival. Twelve is a creative response to the shocking statistic that on average twelve women are killed in the UK every year by family members in so-called 'honour based violence'. Twelve writers have created a unique theatre event to highlight this all-too-common issue and to give a voice to those who have tragically lost their lives. The stories are interwoven with modern dance, expressing the freedom of the women's spirit and the conflict between cultural tradition and modernity.

Notes:
Written by Sonali Bhattacharyya, Sharmila Chauhan, Satinder Chohan, Azma Dar, Tanika Gupta, Bettina Gracias, Sayan Kent, Yasmeen Khan, Anu Kumar, Amber Lone, Nessah Muthy and Yasmin Whittaker-Khan. Inspired by True Stories

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Kali Theatre

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-   

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short play

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Us Or them

Synopsis:
Anti-knife crime play

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Toured Pupil Referral Units, London     2010

Organisations:
National Youth Theatre / Home Office

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-   

Music:
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Voices On the Wind

Synopsis:
Her first play, Voices on the Wind, was developed by Talawa and the National theatre Studio and based on an extraordinary incident in her family history. "In 1930, Dinesh Gupta, my grandfather's brother, was hanged by the British. He was only 19." a Bengal Youth Volunteer, Dinesh had been part of a suicide squad which assassinated the British inspector general of prisons. But while his comrades killed themselves, he botched it, was healed and then executed. "In prison he wrote all these beautifully eloquent letters to his family, which I was given and used as the basis of Voices on the Wind. My family is very proud of him and now a road in Calcutta is named after him."

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Rnt Studio, London    

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Wah! Wah! Girls

Wah! Wah! Girls
Inspired by the world of the Mujra dancers, who for generations have entertained the rich and powerful with a spellbinding mix of dance and song, Wah! Wah! Girls tells a passionate and playful story of love against the odds. Set against the vibrant background of the east end in 2012, these unstoppable girls uncover deep secrets and create unexpected dreams.

Notes:
Featuring stunning dance sequences choreographed by Bollywood master Javed Sanadi And leading Kathak choreographer Gauri Sharma Tripathi, set to A mix of classic Bollywood tracks And new music by composer Niraj Chag, Wah! Wah! Girls is A feast for the senses that draws Audiences into the world of the modern British-Asian community. Let the pleasure begin! Wah! Wah!

1st Produced:
Sadler's Wells, Peacock Theatre, London     24 May 2012

Organisations:
Sadler's Wells, Theatre Royal Stratford east & Kneehigh in association with Hall for Cornwall

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musical

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Waiting For Leyroy

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Written By Tanika Gupta And Atiha Sen-Gupta. Hampstead theatre's second new writing festival is what the theatre describes As "something of A cross-breeding experiment". It's called Daring Pairings And, As the publicity says, "instead of crossing A sheep with A kangaroo And getting A woolly jumper, or A centipede with A parrot And getting A walkie-talkie, we've been cross-breeding writers, Artists And theatre companies."

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Waiting Room, The

Synopsis:
Priya Banerjee is dead, but her life is far from over. She has just three days left to roam the earth before she can go on to the "Waiting Room" of spirits. as she reluctantly watches and listens to her family, Priya is guided by a droll and increasingly impatient immortal soul in the guise of her Hindi film idol, Dilip Kumar. Reflecting on her life, she is driven to face unresolved relationships and suppressed events before she finally chooses to intervene.
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Royal National Theatre Company

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Faber and Faber (19 May 2000)   

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Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XX (2000) Page 0696

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When We Are Married

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-

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-     2004

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White Boy

White Boy
Rikki 's mates come from all over the world, and as far as they are concerned they are all 'breddas'. But when tragedy befalls one of them, Rikki is forced to ask himself the serious question - what does it mean to be a white boy in Britain today?

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National Youth Theatre

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Male:  6            Female:  1            Other:  chorus

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXVII (2007) Page 0940; http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXVIII (2008) Page 0045

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