Kaleen Janjua (Old man) Charubala Chokshi (Waziro) in rehearsals for Untouchable , 1989

Kaleen Janjua (Old man) Charubala Chokshi (Waziro) in rehearsals forUntouchable, 1989

Untouchable (1989)

adapted by Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith from the novel by Mulk Raj Anand

Set in 1930s India, at a time of tremendous political upheaval, Tamasha's debut hit hard at the treatment of India’s lowest classes. Taking a day in the life of Bakha, a 17-year-old latrine cleaner, it laid bare his daily struggle for survival amid the hypocrisies of the high caste Hindus.

Untouchable opened at Riverside Studios on 4 December 1989, playing alternate nights in English and Hindi.  


“If Untouchable is the fruit of their first efforts, Tamasha seems set to lead the way in the ensuing decade.” 
Times of India





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Translation  Sudha Bhuchar 
Director  Kristine Landon-Smith 
Designer  Sue Mayes
Lighting Designer  Richard Moffatt
Musical Director / Musician /Composer  Baluji Shrivastav
Original Cast  Ravi Aujla, Sudha Bhuchar, Ajay Chhabra, Charubala Chokshi, Dhirendra, Neeru Harrison, Kaleem Janjua, Ronny Jhutti, Rashid Karapiet, Bhavesh Lodhia, Dinesh Shukla


Original publicity

Original publicity