29th - 31st May 2014
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Written by SUDHA BHUCHAR
Directed by PHILIP OSMENT
Designed by Miriam Nabarro
Sound design by Arun Ghosh
Lighting by Ian Scott
Dramaturgy by Lin Coghlan
A captivating new play about love, family and shifting identities.
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 12-year old Gaby disappeared from her home in Scotland, the media announced that her Pakistani father, Farhan, had kidnapped her. The spiraling headlines were only momentarily silenced when it emerged that Gaby may have fled of her own accord, choosing to spend her life in Pakistan. To her Scottish mother Suzy's great distress, Gaby declared, 'my name is Ghazala' and turned her back on 'Gaby' and seemingly the West...
This moving verbatim play reveals a unique Scottish 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 is an award-winning theatre company. Successes like East is East, The Trouble with Asian Men and Snookered have won acclaim from audiences and critics alike.
Farhan - Umar Ahmed
Suzy - Karen Bartke
Gaby - Kiran Sonia Sawar
Watch the trailer for the production here
' often humorous and entertaining...makes a powerful case for clear rather than prejudiced thinking' **** Time Out
' a deeply moving play that will drag you by the heartstrings' ***** Playstosee.com
'a sympathetic look at an affecting subject that manages to enlighten but not manipulate'. The Stage
'What an amazing experience. We still haven't got our head around it. I am lost for words.'
Louise Fairley, who the charater 'Suzy' is based on.
'What an awesome experience! It was like going back in time and looking at us all, it was so surreal!'
Molly Campbell, who the character Gaby/Ghazala is based on.