Plays

Hecuba Birangona by Sayan Kent, Tristan Bates, Kali Theatre

Hecuba Birangona 
Staged reading, directed by Tessa Walker for Kali Theatre 2018, Tristan Bates Theatre. Set in a prison camp on the last day of the Bangladesh Liberation War, five women hold onto the hope that they have a future.

My Big Fat Cowpat Wedding_Genivieve Helson_Graeme Rose_Sukhraj Dhillon Kali, Balck Country Touring, Arts Alive Photo: Robert Day

My Big Fat Cowpat Wedding 
Black Country Touring/Kali Theatre national rural tour 2016 and 2014, Southbank London, Alchemy Festival 2015. A comedy about a mixed Asian/white, town/country wedding.

“Highly entertaining”
Chris Eldon Lee, The Shropshire Review

“The comedy is just so brilliant. Knowing that these stories are based on real events makes everything all the more hilarious.” 
Tal Fox/ A Younger Theatre

Another Paradise, Kali Theatre, Chand Martinez, Sarah Paul, Karen Mann, Shelley King, Richard Rees

Another Paradise
Kali Theatre national tour and Edinburgh. Nominated for the John Whiting Award. A comedy satire about a future with ID cards. 

admirably slick…striking a fine balance between pointed wit and giddy surrealism. If nothing else, it proves there are worse things than being sent to Coventry – such as never coming back.” 
Alfred Hickling, The Guardian

“thoroughly enjoyable… a good piece of wacky English radicalism” 
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

“Cutting edge drama”
Marion McMullen, Coventry Telegraph.

“quirky and thought provoking”
Amy Yorston, British Theatre Guide.

A review Essay of Another Paradise by Btihaj Ajana is published in the ‘Journal of Identity in the Information Society’

The playscript can be purchased from Oberon books or Amazon.

Tales of Birbal, Sukh Ojla, Rina Fatania, Mashi Theatre, Director Trina Haldar

Tales of Birbal
Mashi Theatre. A children’s play with actors and puppets based on the Indian Tales of Birbal and Akbar. Toured 2015 (with Sukh Ojla and Rina Fantania) and 2017. 

joyful, colourful, vibrant and funny”
Children’s Theatre Review on Tales of Birbal, 2017

The Predator 
Staged reading, The Door, Birmingham Rep. A young music teacher, visits her family home one weekend but, when a fifteen-year-old girl from her school turns up unexpectedly, things take a turn for the worse. About the aftermath of a teacher-pupil relationship.

Shortlisted for the Terrence Rattigan Award, longlisted for The Bruntwood and The Papatango Prize. 

Endless Light, with Rebecca Grant, Manjeet Mann, Robert Mountford, Goldy Notay, Dharmesh Patel, Gary Pillai

Endless Light
Two rival Anglo-Indian sisters at a time of intense climate change, set at an open cast mine on a sacred mountain in India. Directed by Elizabeth Freestone. Southwark Playhouse.

Antigone’s Sister
From Ismene’s point of view, the sister who was left behind. Written for the Birmingham Rep, Young Rep 12-18s. Large cast.

Invisible
(2011)This new play was written as a response to the verbatim play of the sme name the previous year. Developing three of the characters’ stories.  Midlands Arts Centre.

Invisible
(2010) A Verbatim play created from interviews with the local female LGBT/BAME community. Midlands Arts Centre, SHOUT Festival 2010

Silas Marner, Belgrade Theatre, Bob Hewis, Director Bob Eaton, Musical Director John Kirkpatrick

Silas Marner
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. Musical adaptation from the Gorge Eliot novel, book co-written with Bob Eaton. Musical director John Kirkpatrick.

The Good Companions, novel by J.B.Priestly, adapted by Bob Eaton and Sayan Kent, music by Sayan Kent

The Good Companions
New Vic Stoke 1995. Co-writer book & lyrics (With Bob Eaton) from the novel by J.B. Priestly. Subsequently produced at the Belgrade Coventry 1998 Dir. Bob Eaton; Theatre by the Lake Keswick 2002 Dir. Ian Forrest; Wolsey Ipswich 2003 Dir. Pete Rowe.

Killing Wasps
Staged reading. An arms dealer finds a human size wasp hiding in his flat.  Soho Theatre/Kali Theatre/Birmingham Rep.

Aladdin
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. Pantomime (co-written with Bob Eaton, book & lyrics)

Dick Whittington
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. Pantomime(co-written with Bob Eaton, book & lyrics)

Mother Goose
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. Pantomime(co-written with Bob Eaton, book & lyrics)