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Tower Hamlets, London Borough of (London): Season of Bangla Drama

Press Release   •   Sep 27, 2010 10:28 BST

A drama season celebrating Bengali theatre in East London has attracted a crop of talented writers to stage a series of original works and adaptations.

Organised by Tower Hamlets Council’s Arts and Event team, A Season of Bangla Drama, is an annual event now in its eighth year showcasing new writing and the work of drama groups in the borough chronicling the Bengali community.

Eight works have been selected to premiere at the festival which will be staged at The Brady Arts Centre in Hanbury Street, Whitechapel, from November 6-28.

The festival will include plays tackling a wide range of issues from the plight of restaurant workers in the UK to women’s rights and social inequality but with a fresh, funny and light hearted approach.

Rehearsals are currently underway for the festival. The Council is supporting the rich seam of talent by providing free rehearsal space at the Kobi Nazrul Centre in Whitechapel, technical assistance for lighting and music and help with marketing and promoting their show ahead of the festival.

Steve Murray, Head of Arts and Events at Tower Hamlets Council said: “A Season of Bangla Drama is one of our flagship events which celebrates new writing and promoting the wealth of talent we have here in the borough.

By offering a diverse programme we hope to build on our reputation for offering a prestigious, high quality and unique celebration of Bengali art.”

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Notes to Editors

Below is a list of the eight selected works which will be performed during The Season of Bangla Drama.  Interviews are available with writers and directors of each of the production. 


6 Nov     Soytten Sen School of Performing Arts Chicken Tikka Masala
7 Nov     SRJB 52                                                      Operation Searchlight               
13 Nov    FIA Dakshinayan UK                                Mayar Khela
14 Nov    Creative Vision                                         Shesh Anker Shuru
20 Nov    The Rokeya Project                                  Sounds of Silence
21 Nov    Rhythm Performing Arts                         Oro Kodom Ali
27 Nov     Soul Fire Theatre                                     Street Seduction
28 Nov     Bisho Shahitto Kendro                            Bashon

For more details contact:
Shalina Hussain
Tower Hamlets Council
Mulberry Place
6th Floor
5 Clove Crescent
E14 2BG

Tel: 020 7364 4754


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