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Brick Lane 78 by Purbanat CIC

75mins I English

Please note moderate swearing, suitable for 12+


Altab Ali was a Bangladeshi textile worker who was murdered by three teenagers on 4 May 1978 in a racist attack as he walked home after work. It provoked the mass mobilisation of the local Bengali community. It was a defining moment for the British-Bangladeshis who for the first time stood-up on their own feet with their identity, rights and dignity against far-right parties’ propaganda and activities. With the current new wave of white supremacy and far-right activities showing their aggression not only in the UK, but Europe and the other side of the Atlantic, this stand-up moment in 78 is still relevant now to all minority and oppressed groups. Brick Lane 78 is a fictional story based on true events which captures the spirit of 1978 in east London and reflects an ongoing struggle.

Purbanat is an established theatre company in the West Midlands and a creative home for new plays, performers and creative people. Working collaboratively with a variety of partners, they discover, nurture and produce drama which tells universal stories to audiences from a wide range of backgrounds. Purbanat specialises in producing both new plays and adaptations of existing international written works, and tours to theatres and community focussed venues throughout the Midlands and beyond. Purbanat’s other productions are Salty Water and Us, Bangla Brummies and Jahaji.

Panel Discussion: There will be a panel discussion after the evening performance at 8.45pm with members from the Altab Ali Foundation, Altab Ali Trust, Murad Khan (Writer of Brick Lane 78) and chaired by Urmee Mazhar.

Cast: Amirul Hussain/ Jas Steven Singh, Prati Bha, Ronica Syed, Rajib Jebtiq, Murad Khan, Tom Hendryk, Simon Williamson/ Curtis Talbot

Directed by Sudip Chakroborthy

Written by Murad Khan

Script Mentor: Peter Cann

Stage Manager: Ronica Syed and Abu Haider Chowdhury

Music: Paven Chand

Set: Zayed Khan and Abu Haider Chowdhury

Light: Sudip Chakroborthy

Costume: Afrin Huda Tora and Sumita Khan

Props: Zayed Khan and Risna Haq

Print Design: Arup Baul

Promotion and Volunteer support: Shamima Chowdhury, Shuvagata Dey, Shefali Akhter,Jakir Chowdhury, Shamsul Alam, Rozi Sarkar, Rana Meher, Khalid Mia, Risna Haq,Rasanaha Khan, Abdul Muntakim, Ashim Chakraborty and Najmul Albab Opu

Part of London Borough of Tower Hamlets 'Altab Ali, 40 years on' programme taking place from 4-6 May 2018.

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