August 2015 — October 2015

My Name is…

by Sudha Bhuchar, directed by Philip Osment

Sudha Bhuchar’s acclaimed verbatim play revealed the story behind the story that hit headlines in 2006: one that began as a love story in 1980s Glasgow, a world away from the frantic ‘tug of love’ well-documented in the world’s media.

When Gaby disappeared from her Scottish home, it was assumed that her Pakistani father Farhan, had kidnapped her and the spiralling headlines were only momentarily silenced when it emerged that Gaby may have fled of her own accord, choosing to spend her life with her father in Pakistan. To her Scottish mother Suzy’s distress, Gaby declared, “my name is Ghazala” and turned her back on ‘Gaby’ and seemingly, the West.

The Scottish tour of MY NAME IS… was supported by Creative Scotland.


Creative Team

Written by Sudha Bhuchar

Director Philip Osment

Designer  Miriam Nabarro

Costume Supervisor  Fiona Parker

Composer  Arun Ghosh 

Lighting Designer  Ian Scott

Dramaturgy  Lin Coghlan

TDA Associate Director (Rehearsals) Diyan Zora

TDA Associate Director (Tour) Bethan Dear


Farhan Umar Ahmed

Suzy Karen Bartke

Gaby / Ghazala  Rehanna MacDonald

"better than any family drama has any right to be"

  • Exeunt

"absolutely gripping ... a drama of terrific integrity"

  • The Scotsman

"humorous and entertaining... 'My Name is...' makes a powerful case for clear rather than prejudiced thinking"

  • Time Out