November 2005 — June 2007

The Trouble with Asian Men

created by Sudha Bhuchar, Kristine Landon-Smith and Louise Wallinger

“Highly entertaining, enough to make you snort with laughter.”

The Guardian

Macho men or metrosexual guys? Mummy’s boys tied to the apron strings, or husbands under the thumb?

Whether they’re City bankers with designer wives, secretive sons with double lives, or Bradford ‘brothers’ with village ties, these spirited Asian men have all got roots. So what are they really like behind closed doors?

Created entirely from real-life interviews with members of the British public, Tamasha’s first verbatim show lifted the lid on the modern-day Asian man and enjoyed sell-out audiences across the UK.


Director Kristine Landon-Smith

Designer Anoushka Athique

Lighting Designer Prema Mehta

Sound Designer Mike Furness

Set & Costume Supervisor Rachana Jadhav

Additional Research Amman Brar, Sonia Likhari


2007 Cast Nicholas Khan, Divian Ladwa, Chris Ryman, Amit Sharma

2006 Cast Divian Ladwa, Sonia Likhari, Amit Sharma, Louise Wallinger

2005 Cast Ajay Chhabra, Jo Harper, Divian Ladwa, Sonia Likhari