This black and white image is taken from a scene in Mán Melá ‘s 1996 production of ‘Dangers of Common Sense’. It features Mán Melá actresses Razia Ayub and Janice Grace Vydelingum. The image depicts the two girls putting on their make up. ‘Dangers of Common Sense’ was an HIV awareness play aimed at Asian youth. It toured to London schools, colleges and youth centres.
|Date of Creation / Publication||1996|
|Associated Person/ Organisation||Rai, Dominic; Mán Melá Theatre Company|
|Collection and Reference Number||Mán Melá Theatre Company Collection (GB 2661 MM)|
|Copyright||The Creator and/ or the associated person or organisation where applicable.|
|Access to originals||The originals are located at SADAA|
|Series notes||As part of Mán Melá’s commitment to community issues and involvement, in 1995 the company devised a play entitled Dangers of Common Sense, which explored issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. The piece was commissioned by BHASEL (Black HIV AIDS South East London) and toured schools, colleges and youth clubs in 1996. The play was directed by Mán Melá artistic director Dominic Rai and featured Razia Sultana Ayub, Kiran D’Costa, Emilio Doorgasingh and Janice Grace Vydelingum as cast members. The play fused hard-hitting contemporary drama with bhangra music.|
|Collection notes||The Mán Melá Theatre Company Collection consists of digitised material pertaining to Mán Melá’s productions and its audience and project development work since 1993. The items include production and workshop photographs, flyers and information-based programmes. |