Play brings authentic flavour to tale of Asian family lives

Faultlines:  A Tale of Corander and the Dog, Open Minds Theatre Co
Faultlines: A Tale of Corander and the Dog, Open Minds Theatre Co
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Faultlines – A Tale of Coriander and the Dog, Old Market Gallery

Three weddings, a funeral and the neighbour’s dog peeing on the coriander – this is Asian family life as it really is.

The play completes the Faultlines trilogy, portraying the unique story of a Kashmiri/Pakistani community set in the present day against a backdrop of big shifts in society.

Creators of the trilogy, Taiba Yasseen (Channel 4’s Make Bradford British) and Steve Rogers (artistic director, Open Minds Theatre Company), say it is “a performance that looks you in the eye and does not shy away from saying it how it is”.

Steve said: “The first two plays were a great success and have excited enormous interest and enthusiasm in both the Kashmiri/Pakistani and other communities.

“Taiba and I have come together once again to write the third instalment of the Faultlines trilogy.”

The cast features amateur and professional multi-ethnic actors.

Taiba said: “This play draws from real stories and gives the audience an insight into everyday life. The play explores significant shifts within the Kashmiri/Pakistani community, for example, the changing role of the Asian Muslim woman, especially in the one place where she can be her vivacious and vibrant self: her home.

“It features new characters who bring together and develop themes from the previous two plays.”

The play is hard hitting, emotionally moving and humorous, and a great tale of family life, racism, inter-cultural relationships and differences in society.

The show is in Rotherham tonight and at the Library Theatre, Sheffield on March 18.

Tickets: 07541 475159.