The Cornershop – Postcard

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This postcard-sized flyer is for ‘The Cornershop’. It was a triple-bill production specially commissioned by Mán Melá to highlight the work of three new British Asian writers. The show was directed by Dominic Rai and portrayed life behind the counter in a corner shop. The three writers brought their own stories to the production: Yasmin Khan’s ‘Reesham (Silk)’,Ravi Mangat’s ‘Wish’ and ‘Jeevan Sathi’ (Life’s Partner), by Ashok Patel. The production toured over twenty venues in April 2001 including Bristol, Birmingham, Canterbury, London and Tunbridge Wells.

Date of Creation / Publication2001
CreatorMán Melá Theatre Company
Associated Person/ OrganisationRai, Dominic
Collection and Reference NumberMán Melá Theatre Company Collection (GB 2661 MM)
Catalogue NumberMM/PRO/TC/1
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.