The Cornershop – Jeevan Saathi (Life’s Partner) – Photograph

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This image is taken from one of the plays featured in Mán Melá ‘s triple-bill production ‘The Cornershop’. The image depicts a scene from Ashok Patel’s Jeevan Saathi (Life’s Partner) and features actors Pia Khan and Hassani Shapi. ‘The Cornershop’ was directed by Dominic Rai and toured the UK in spring of 2001.

Date of Creation / Publication2001
CreatorWhitfield, John
Associated Person/ OrganisationRai, Dominic
Collection and Reference NumberMán Melá Theatre Company Collection (GB 2661 MM)
Catalogue NumberMM/PRO/TC/3
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or the associated person or organisation where applicable.
Access to originalsThe originals are located at SADAA
Series notesThe Cornershop comprised three new plays written by Yasmin Khan, Ravi Mangat and Ashok Patel, exploring British Asian family life. The production was originally commissioned by The Hawth, Crawley, as part of a 3-year programme supported by the Arts Council of England, to encourage new British Asian theatre and to develop audiences for it. The Cornershop previewed in Spring 2000. This digital material in this file features a photograph from each writer’s production and a flyer.
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.