A community is in crisis. Two young Pakistani girls run from their families: one is hunted, the other forgotten.
This poignant story of fractured family ties sees Studio 1 transformed into an urban park where the action takes place. Featuring evocative and striking design and a cast of ten, Sweet Cider is produced by leading British Asian company Tamasha – creators of A Fine Balance, The Trouble with Asian Men and the groundbreaking East is East.
Tamasha means commotion or creating a stir, and Sweet Cider does just that. The fact that this is Emteaz Hussain’s dramatic debut is even more stirring as it displays a remarkable maturity and lyrical grace. Although this excellent new play deals with serious issues, it never preaches or condemns and is leavened with humour and great charm.
‘The fact that this is author Emteaz Hussain’s dramatic debut is even more stirring as it displays a remarkable maturity and lyrical grace’
What’s On Stage ****
‘Stephanie Street is revelatory as a young girl burdened by the false promise of freedom.’
‘Hussein has made a strong, involving debut, directed with assurance by Kristine Landon-Smith and finely performed by the cast.’
Click here to read an interview with writer Emteaz Hussain
Written by Emteaz Hussain
Directed by Kristine Landon-Smith
Designed by Sue Mayes
Lighting design by Natasha Chivers
Sound Designer Mike Furness
Please click on the link to read a note from writer Emteaz Hussain: http://www.tamasha.org.uk/sweet-cider-em/
Fri 24 October: Press Night
Wed 29 October: BSL interpreted performance
Mon 3 November: Post-show discussion with cast and creative team
Running time: 75 minutes, no interval
Contains strong language, not suitable for under 16s
Written by EMTEAZ HUSSAIN
Directed by KRISTINE LANDON-SMITH
Presented by TAMASHA