“When 12-year-old Gaby disappeared from her home in Scotland, the media announced that her Pakistani father, Farhan, had kidnapped her. The spiralling headlines were only momentarily silenced when it emerged that Gaby may have fled of her own accord, choosing to spend her life in Pakistan. To her Scottish mother Suzy’s great distress, Gaby declared, ‘My name is Ghazala,’ and turned her back on ‘Gaby’ and, seemingly, the West…
“This moving verbatim play reveals a cross-cultural love story that began in late 70s Glasgow, a world away from the frantic ‘tug of love’ well documented in the world’s press.
“A captivating new play about love, family and ever-shifting identities, My Name Is… tells the story behind a story that fleetingly hit headlines in 2006 and continues to resonate throughout the UK and beyond.
“Tamasha is an award-winning theatre company, which has driven the crossover of British Asian work into the mainstream. Successes like East is East, The Trouble with Asian Men and Snookered have won acclaim from audiences and critics alike.” – from the Arcola Theatre website
As seats are unallocated, I will not be making a group booking for this play. Please book your own ticket direct with the theatre.
The play is expected to sell out for this date. Some dates have already done so. I suggest you book your ticket as soon as possible.
Please contribute £1 on arrival (to help defray the approx. £100 per annum that Meetup charges to run a group) – thanks in advance.
In the days immediately prior, I’ll circulate details of arrangements to meet before the performance. Also, we will have drinks in the theatre cafe-bar after the play, for anyone who would like to stay on afterward for a conversation about the play.