December 1989 — January 1990
Untouchableadapted by Sudha Bhuchar, directed by Kristin Landon-Smith
“If Untouchable is the fruit of their first efforts, Tamasha seems set to lead the way in the ensuing decade.”
Times of India
Set in 1930s India, at a time of tremendous political upheaval, Tamasha’s debut hit hard at the treatment of India’s lowest classes. Taking a day in the life of Bakha, a 17-year-old latrine cleaner, it laid bare his daily struggle for survival amid the hypocrisies of the high caste Hindus.
Adapted from the novel by Mulk Raj Anand. UNTOUCHABLE opened at Riverside Studios on 4 December 1989, playing alternate nights in English and Hindi.
Translation Sudha Bhuchar
Director Kristine Landon-Smith
Designer Sue Mayes
Lighting Designer Richard Moffatt
Musical Director / Musician / Composer Baluji Shrivastav