Aadapted by Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith from the novel by Mulk Raj Anand
Set in 1930s India, at a time of tremendous political upheaval, Tamasha's debut hit hard at the treatment of India’s lowest classes. Taking a day in the life of Bakha, a 17-year-old latrine cleaner, it laid bare his daily struggle for survival amid the hypocrisies of the high caste Hindus.
Untouchable opened at Riverside Studios on 4 December 1989, playing alternate nights in English and Hindi.
“If Untouchable is the fruit of their first efforts, Tamasha seems set to lead the way in the ensuing decade.”
Times of India
Translation Sudha Bhuchar
Director Kristine Landon-Smith
Designer Sue Mayes
Lighting Designer Richard Moffatt
Musical Director / Musician / Composer Baluji Shrivastav
Original Cast Ravi Aujla, Sudha Bhuchar, Ajay Chhabra, Charubala Chokshi, Dhirendra, Neeru Harrison, Kaleem Janjua, Ronny Jhutti, Rashid Karapiet, Bhavesh Lodhia, Dinesh Shukla