Sudha Bhuchar

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Plays by Sudha Bhuchar

My Name is …

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

When Gaby disappears from her Scottish home, it is assumed that her Pakistani father, Farhan, has kidnapped her. The spiralling headlines are only momentarily silenced when it emerges that Gaby may have fled of her own accord, choosing to spend her life in Pakistan. To the distress of her Scottish mother, Suzy, Gaby declares, ‘My name is Ghazala’, turning her back on ‘Gaby’ and, seemingly, the West.

This moving verbatim play reveals a cross-cultural love story that began in late-seventies Glasgow, a world away from the frantic tug-of-love well documented in the world's press.

Sudha Bhuchar is joint founder of Tamasha Theatre Company, and she is both an actor and a playwright. She writes regularly with Shaheen Khan for BBC Radio 4, and their many credits include three series of Girlies. Their screenplay The House Across the Street was shown on BBC4. Her writing credits for Tamasha include Strictly Dandia, the award-winning Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings and A Funeral, Balti Kings and My Name Is ...