This Story’s not for Telling – Photograph 1

Series nameProductions: This Story's not for Telling

In this scene from Tara Arts Production of ‘This Story’s not for Telling’ in 1985, the actors (from left to right) Sudha Buchar, Ayub Khan Din and Shaheen Khan look on as Nizwar Karanj and Yogesh Bhatt rap the Iranian folk-tale of cultural encounters, ‘Sugar and Milk’.

Date of Creation / Publication1985
CreatorHa, Chris
Associated Person/ OrganisationTara Arts
Collection and Reference NumberTara Arts Collection (GB 2661 TA)
Catalogue NumberTA/PRO/TS/3
Access to originalsThe originals belong to Tara Arts.
Series notesDevised in collaboration with Anuradha Kapoor, from the National School of Drama, New Delhi, 'This Story's not for Telling' presents a series of stories that deal with the theme of communalism. Director, Anuradha Kapoor is known for her work with reviving Indian folk theatre traditions and folk elements such as storytelling, using a chorus and encouraging audience participation, elements which she also infused throughout these stories. The cast include: Yogesh Bhatt, Sudha Buchar, Ayub Khan Din, Rezaul Kabir, Nizwar Karanj, Naushaba Khan and Rita Mishra. The production team are as follows: Director, Anuradha Kapoor, Design, Anna Hubbard and Mala Sikka, Set Construction, Brendan Hehir and Music, Baluji Srivastav. The show was on tour at the Tara Arts Centre, 30 September-5 October and at the Oval House, London, 16-20 October.
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.