March 2009 — June 2009

Wuthering Heights

based on the novel by Emily Brontë. Original concept and book by Deepak Verma

A Tamasha and Oldham Coliseum Theatre co-production in association with Lyric Hammersmith

The desert of Rajasthan is the setting for this irresistible musical version of Emily Brontë’s tale of passion, jealousy and revenge.

Shakuntala is the fiery and headstrong daughter of spice merchant Singh. Krishan is the wily street urchin from Bombay that Singh brings home after a trip to market. Thrown together as unlikely siblings, a tumultuous romance soon develops. But can their love withstand Indian society’s taboos and hierarchies, not to mention Shakuntala’s yearning for the life of luxury that only neighbouring landowner Vijay can provide?

Featuring romance, melodrama and a captivating soundtrack, Tamasha’s vibrant production brought together a creative team from the worlds of contemporary and classical Indian music and West End musical theatre with some of the best British Asian writing and acting talent.


Original concept and book by Deepak Verma

Music by Felix Cross & Sheema Mukherjee

Lyrics by Felix Cross

Additional text by Sudha Bhuchar

Director Kristine Landon-Smith

Designer Sue Mayes

Musical Supervisor John Rigby

Orchestrations and Arrangements John Rigby & Chandru of Bollywood Strings

Choreography Nikki Woollaston

Lighting Designer Peter Harrison

Sound Designer Mike Furness

Casting Jill Green CDG


Yusuf Adeel Akhtar

Baba Shammi Aulakh

Krishan Pushpinder Chani

Ayah Rina Fatania

Hari Anil Kumar

Changoo Divian Ladwa

Anita Sheena Patel

Shakuntala Youkti Patel

Ensemble Davina Perera

Vijay / Singh Gary Pillai

Ensemble Amith Rahman