January 2006 — May 2007

A Fine Balance

adapted by Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith from the novel by Rohinton Mistry

Produced in association with Hampstead Theatre

“Magnificent…as honest a piece of drama as one could hope for.”

Sunday Telegraph

India 1975, and a callous government declares a State of Emergency.

In these uncertain times, Dina Dalal – a spirited Parsi widow determined to avoid a second marriage – takes a student boarder and two Hindu tailors into her ramshackle flat.

As the Emergency’s forbidding policies bring chaos to the city, the four strangers, whose lives have become inextricably linked, find themselves crossing divides of caste, class and religion to form the most unexpected of friendships.

Tamasha’s adaptation of Rohinton Mistry’s Booker shortlisted novel enjoyed two sell-out runs at Hampstead Theatre.


Director Kristine Landon-Smith

Designer Sue Mayes

Original Score Felix Cross

Movement Lawrence Evans

Lighting Design Natasha Chivers

Sound Design Mike Furness

Puppetry Lyndie Wright


2007 Saikat Ahamed, Sagar Arya, Sudha Bhuchar, Rina Fatania, Talyan Halici, Tony Jayawardena, Divian Ladwa, Amit Sharma

2006 Sagar Arya, Sudha Bhuchar, Shiv Grewal, Divian Ladwa, Narinder Samra, Amit Sharma, Rehan Sheikh, Sameena Zehra