Amongst the productions in the decade 1970-1980 were:
SACRIFICE, FUSE, PLAYING THE FLAME, YES MEMSAHIB
An adaptation of the 1917 play by Rabindranath Tagore. This was Tagore’s play in protest against the First World War.
Marking the inauguration of Tara Arts theatre company, the adaptation by Jatinder Verma commented on contemporary events – including honour killings – while reinforcing Tagore’s original story about the human cost of dogmatism.
Designed by Terry Furlong, the play was staged at Battersea Arts Centre, August 1977 with the following Cast:
Staged after Mrs. Thatcher’s infamous speech about “alien” immigrant cultures “swamping” Britain, en route to her first election victory, this play by Jatinder Verma counter-pointed the betrayal of Asian migrant workers to colonial East Africa with contemporary treatment of Asians.