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.
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