Oedipus the King – Photograph 1

Series nameProductions: Oedipus the King

In this scene from Tara Arts’ production of ‘Oedipus the King’ , Tieresias confronts Oedipus with his fate. The actors from left to right are Vincent Ebrahim and Cuckoo Parameswaran.

Date of Creation / Publication1991
CreatorTara Arts
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberTara Arts Collection (GB 2661 TA)
Catalogue NumberTA/PRO/OK/2
Access to originalsThe originals belong to Tara Arts.
Series notesIn 1991, Tara Arts adapted Sophocles' Greek tragedy, Oedipus the King for an Asian cast. In this production Director, Jatinder Verma focuses on Oedipus' journey as an immigrant to Thebes and illustrates the difficulties facing an immigrant in a strange land as a way of commenting on the difficulties facing ethnic minorities in Britain. The cast include: Anthony Bunsee as Creon and Messenger, Vincent Ebrahim as Oedipus, Cuckoo Parameswaram as Tiresias and Shepherd, Janet Steel as Jocasta and Antigone, and Merlin Shepherd as the Musician. Anthony Bunsee, Cuckoo Parameswaram and Janet Steel all took part in the chorus. The production team include: Director, Jatinder Verma, Merlin Shepherd, Music and Designer, Magdelen Rubalcava. The play opened in London from 12-28 March at the Tara Arts Centre and toured nationally and internationally from April to June 1991.
Collection notesThe Tara Arts collection consists mainly of digitised material which relates to their productions and includes items such as flyers, programmes, scripts, photographs, stage and costume drawings and information about the organisations history.