Written by Sudha Bhuchar & Adapted from Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba
Following last year’s Bollywood musical Wuthering Heights, Tamasha returns to the Belgrade with a new interpretation of Lorca’s masterpiece.
Set in the town of Jhang in Pakistan, The House of Bilquis Bibi tells a personal yet subtly political story of small town lives with global ties. Bilquis Bibi rules over her household with a rod of iron and a stifling love which cages her five daughters. Like butterflies forever cocooned, they long to shimmer and show their true colours.
When her husband dies, Bilquis agrees for her eldest girl Abida to become engaged to her nephew Pappo. He brings with him the hope of love and the American dream. Bilquis turns a blind eye to the illicit nightly visits Pappo pays to his fiancée’s balcony. But what will happen when she realises that more than one daughter is staying awake for him? Indian actress and singer Ila Arun stars as the domineering matriarch Bilquis, leading an all-female cast of nine, which also includes Indira Joshi, familiar to TV audiences from The Kumars at No. 42 and Grumpy Old Women.
Matinees: Weds 8 & Sat 11 Sept, 2.30pm
Weds matinee & Weds evening: £6.50, £8.50 & £12.50
Thurs evening & Sat matinee: £7.50, £10.50 & £15
Fri and Sat evenings: £8.50, £13.50 & £17
Concessions: £6 – £15
A limited number of free tickets are available for those under 26
Captioned Performance: Fri 10 September 2010, 7.45pm
Audio Described Performance: Sat 11 September 2010, 2.30pm