In The Kitchen – Flyer

Series nameTheatre

This postcard size flyer depicts the title of the play in four languages. ‘In The Kitchen’, was produced in 2001 and written by Ranjit Khutan. The play is a bi-lingual comedy-drama which charts the progress of an Asian family dealing with a range of mental health issues. It portrays the real experiences of South Asian British communities dealing with the stigma attached to mental health. The play was produced by Sampad and directed by Harmage Singh Kalirai. It toured the Midlands in April and May 2001 in association with Northern Birmingham Mental Health NHS trust and the Asian Services Department.

Date of Creation / Publication2001
Associated Person/ OrganisationRay, Piali; Khutan, Ranjit
Collection and Reference NumberSampad Collection (GB 2661 SA)
Catalogue NumberSA/THE/1
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or the associated
Access to originalsThe originals belong to Sampad
Series notesTheatre is a relatively new area of activity for Sampad, although drama sessions have always played a key role within educational projects and programming. Sampad is currently adopting a new theatre strategy to encourage young British Asians to become more involved in theatre as participants, audiences, practitioners, administrators and producers. To date, Sampad has been commissioned a number of theatre productions, and has also held a conference on South Asian Identity in 1997, which included drama presentations.
Collection notesSampad was founded in 1990, under the directorship of Piali Ray OBE. The arts organisation was established to strengthen the infrastructure of South Asian arts in the West Midlands and Birmingham region. Due to Director Piali Ray's background as a dancer, this south Asian arts development agency has retained its strengths in dance, however its current remit is much wider, covering cross art forms of music, theatre, crafts and literature within education and community environments.