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Tamasha: Blood at Soho Theatre

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Time 20:00
Date 17/05/15
Price £14
  • Produced by Tamasha
  • Price £10 preview Tue 28 Apr, £14 (£12), £16 (£14)
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A searing new urban love story at Soho Theatre

Caneze meets Sully in the college canteen. The heat rises over triple chilli sauce in Nando’s. She makes her move in the sweet smoke of a shisha bar. A touchpaper is lit… but neither of them bargained on the lengths to which her brother would go to keep them apart.
Set among a Midlands Pakistani community, Blood is sparky, funny and heart-wrenchingly honest. A timely and contemporary story, this play cuts through political agendas and goes straight to the heart. It lets us into a world governed by links to family and clan, as much as fiercely individual wants and desires.

Presented by Tamasha and The Belgrade Theatre Coventry

By Emteaz Hussain
Directed by Esther Richardson
Designed by Sara Perks
“After the 2011 riots, I felt frustrated over the myopic portrayal of working class young people. It was important to me to write a play which captured the complexity of their lives and the brave, sassy way they negotiate their identity in a wider context.”  Emteaz Hussain

“Any presumption that Blood might simply be a British Asian reworking of Romeo and Juliet is quickly blown away in this immaculately written and precisely performed duologue that kept me absolutely gripped for 80 minutes"
What's On Birmingham
“Sparky youthful intensity, swagger and sweetness… there’s a piquancy here, a tenderness and a rough-edged ardour that keep us hooked” The Times
“Brutal and comic... It’s impossible not to warm to the performances of Krupa Pattani and Adam Samuel-Bal” Guardian
“a beautifully crafted show… you instantly connected to [the] characters and this connection was never lost. Filled with twists and turns, it was a compelling piece of theatre” Love Midlands Theatre
“Krupa Pattani and Adam Samuel-Bal brilliantly capture the insecurity and passion of hopeful teenagers… warm, infectious and funny” Coventry Telegraph
“A fast-moving, funny and slick portrait of young love…Funny, touching and thrilling… beautifully played” Bum On A Seat
“An absolute treat” Behind the Arras
“Engaging to watch…endearing” Redbrick

28 April - 17 May


COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets for Blood at Soho Theatre on Tuesday 12 May from 19:00 (arrive by 18:45 to collect tickets). To enter the competition, send an email to with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ box. The winner will be randomly selected.
Q: Where did the characters in the play meet?
A: 1)
The college canteen 2) Nandos 3) A shisa bar


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