About Our Work

Stories come from within us. From everywhere. They live in our imaginations, and are shaped by histories, and a myriad of different cultures and traditions. They have a huge impact on our lives, from childhood to our adult years. They can also influence how we see ourselves and view of the world around us.^

Reading and sharing stories can help improve our imagination and well-being. Stories help us to understand ourselves sharing them creates artistic and social relationships and bonding. Within each of us, there is a wonderful story waiting to be told.

Tamarind produce and deliver theatre and storytelling projects. We also partner with other organisations and groups. It's exciting to see a project develop and grow from page to stage. We like working with artists who bring the best of themselves; and we also like meeting our audiences and hearing their stories too.

Our Work
Our Work

Tamarind Theatre have produced and delivered many shows (14) and projects and training programmes (6) for young people, families and wider public since 2009.

Wide ranging topics of discussion and debate, helped to encourage better understanding of important issues of the day. Self- expression and articulation. Also helps to find inspiring ideas and solutions for diverse and inclusive society.

This year and next, we plan to develop projects highlighting loneliness, mental health, well-being and disability. Also ways to achieve personal success.

We like adapting stories or working from traditional and modern sources. In addition, we support the development of new storytelling voices, writers and creatives.

Our past collaborative partners have included festivals e.g. Bloomsbury Festival, Womad, Oxford Wilderness and All Points East (In the Neighbourhood) and A Season of Bangla Drama.

Tamarind Theatre produce work for everyone but also specialise in work aimed at KS1 & KS2 (7-11 years) in LB Tower hamlets and beyond. We conduct storytelling workshops, which help build self-confidence, voice & public speaking. Other sessions support improved acting and social skills.

Recent plays are The Two Headed Bird for All Points East In the Neighbourhood.
2022 saw poetry of Edward Lear and Nazrul Islam. Beyond the Rebel (Nazrul Islam) for Bloomsbury Festival 2022, and The Legend of the Black Lotus, was selected by Tower Hamlets for their Season of Bangla Drama Festival in East London. It played to over 600 audience and was very successful and well received! - see Up and Coming productions for more details.

Some Artists & Organisations Tamarind Theatre have worked with include:

Philip Marvin, Lennie Charles, Sarah Hannah, Julia Aaisha, Alison Foster, Randeep Gill, Arunima Kumar, Delwar Hussain Dilu, Sadia Afroz Chowdhury, Sparsh Bajpai, Ustaad Yousef Ali Khan, Ustaad Surjeet Singh & Mukul Ahmed. Tarun Jasani, Caroline Liljestrom, Joanna Bergin, Also Shara Ismail, Kitan Kerai, Indrani Datta, Rokshana Khan, Kazi Ruksana Begum, Saif Osmani, Hi Ching. Singer Saida Tani, dancer Tulani comedian Naveed Mahbub. Sifat Farzana. Raphaelle Kharis, Raj Soni, Nia Reynolds, Anita Dashwood, Lisa Maeda, Hanif Khan, Rohan Roy. RaKharisArts. Webfactory, Mukul and Ghetto Tigers, National Theatre, Maya Productions, Bloomsbury Festival, A Season of Bangla drama, London Borough og Tower Hamlets, The Arts Council England, Belfast Mela, Hi Ching, Jeff Mirza, Zoe Rahman, Idris Rahman, Zero Culture plus, Cranford College, The Nehru Centre, The Bangladesh Highcommission, Tara Theatre, Balbeer Bahi, iMotion Films, Dishad Husain. Shara Ismail, Saif Osmani. Vanessa Woolfe and London Dreamtime connection with Wonder. Nottingham International Film Festival. Arts Admin, Toynbee House. If Henna Could Speak Festival.