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Welcome to A Season of Bangla Drama

Season of Bangla Drama

We are delighted to have adapted our offer this year so that we can continue A Season of Bangla Drama - now in its eighteenth year.

The 2020 Season will be online only but still celebrating all that is best about British-Bengali theatre, with a uniquely local focus.

The theme this year, appropriately for its eighteenth year, is ‘Coming of Age’ with a selection of plays, readings, drama and Q and A’s available to view from Thursday 12 to Saturday 21 November.

A Season of Bangla Drama has always been a great way to showcase local talent, as well as putting the spotlight on a range of issues relevant to the British-Bengali experience. It has a programme in both languages, incorporating plays from east London as well as West Bengal, India and Sylhet Bangladesh.

Submissions this season cover themes as universal as family, estrangement, and the strength of the human spirit to more socially aware tales of class struggle, prejudice and loss due to Covid-19.

There will be a fringe programme of events featuring a digital cook-along, online film screening followed by a live Q&A, international youth writing project, and a photography exhibition with online tour.

With such a diverse programme of events, it promises to be another stimulating Season of Bangla Drama.

So, sit back, relax in the comfort of your own home, and enjoy.

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets
Councillor Sabina Akhtar, Cabinet Member for Culture, Arts and Brexit.