Archive for January, 2009

News: Free tickets for Under 26s
15 January 2009

As part of a government initiative to get more young people into the arts, theatres across the country are giving away 1 million theatre tickets to anyone under 26.

Oldham Coliseum Theatre is just one of the venues taking part, and from Tuesday 17 February, a limited number of free tickets will be available for Wuthering Heights when it premieres there in March.

For more information on how to get your hands on them, call the Oldham Coliseum Theatre Box Office on 0161 624 2829.

News: Full cast confirmed
15 January 2009

As of today, we can finally confirm the full cast for Wuthering Heights.

The lead roles of Shakunlala and Krishan will be played by Youkti Patel and Pushpinder Chani respectively. Pushpinder performed in Tamasha’s first Bollywood musical, Fourteen Songs Two Weddings and a Funeral, and has a number of theatre, film and television credits behind him. Youkti graduated from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in 2007, and was a series regular in the three-part BBC drama Casualty 1907. Wuthering Heights is Youkti’s professional stage debut.

Gary Pillai will play their wealthy neighbour Thakur Vijay, Anil Kumar as Shakuntala’s brother Hari and Sheena Patel as Vijay’s sister Anita. The domestics, Yusuf and Ayah, will be played by Nish Nathwani and Tamasha stalwart Rina Fatania. Also appearing will be Shammi Aulakh as Baba, Divian Ladwa as Changoo and Amith Rahman and Davina Perera as part of the ensemble.

For full cast biographies, click here.

News: Tickets for Wuthering Heights now on sale
14 January 2009

Tickets for Wuthering Heights are now on sale. The tour – Tamasha’s biggest to date – will visit  eight cities and towns across England and Scotland.

The show will premiere at the Oldham Coliseum Theatre (13 – 28 March) where it wil perform for just over two weeks, followed by one week runs in Exeter (7 – 11 April) and Glasgow (21 – 25 April).

For our main London dates, we are delighted to be returning to the Main House at the Lyric Hammersmith – a venue which has staged many of Tamasha’s past productions, including Balti Kings, Fourteen SOngs, Two Weddings and a Funeral, Ghostdancing and Strictly Dandia.  Wuthering Heights will run from 29 April – 23 May – residents or workers in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham can get free tickets for the first performance on 29 April, and a number of £10 tickets are available for the rest of the first weekend.  For more information, call the Lyric box office on 0871 22 117 29 or visit their website.

The tour continues on to Newcastle (27 – 30 May), Southampton (2 – 6 June), Coventry (9 – 13 June) before finishing near Bronte country in  Harrogate (16 – 20 June).

Click here for the tour schedule and box office phone numbers.  Note that concessions and preferential rates for schools and groups of 10 or more are available at all venues.