Asian Voices article by Tanika Gupta

Series nameProductions: Asian Voices

Writer Tanika Gupta wrote this review on Mán Melá ‘s first production, ‘Asian Voices’, in February 1994. Gupta critiques the play which featured seven short pieces depicting important historical periods in British Asian history. ‘Asian Voices’ was performed at the Oval House Theatre in 1994 and was written and directed by Mán Melá ‘s artistic director Dominic Rai.

Date of Creation / Publication1994
CreatorGupta, Tanika
Associated Person/ OrganisationRai, Dominic; Mán Melá Theatre Company
Collection and Reference NumberMán Melá Theatre Company Collection (GB 2661 MM)
Catalogue NumberMM/PRO/AV/2
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or the associated person or organisation where applicable.
Access to originalsThe originals are located at SADAA
Series notesIn 1993, Mán Melá’s artistic director, Dominic Rai, commenced work on Asian Voices, its first production, which came to the stage in 1994. It featured seven significant drama pieces which collectively weaved together stories from British South Asian history. The cast involved were Rezaul Kabir, Rachel Chaterjee, John-Lloyd Stephenson, Kanan Bala Kapur, Aysen Yilmaz, Beanie and Dominc Rai. The material in this file includes photographs, programmes and an article on the production by writer Tanika Gupta.
Collection notesThe 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.