Wah! Wah! Girls: A British Bollywood Musical

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Oberon Books, May 28, 2012 - Drama - 102 pages

Inspired by the world of the Mujra dancers, who for generations have entertained the rich and powerful with a spellbinding mix of dance and song, Wah! Wah! Girls tells a passionate and playful story of love against the odds. Set against the vibrant background of the East End in 2012, these unstoppable girls uncover deep secrets and create unexpected dreams.Wah! Wah! Girls is a feast for the senses that draws audiences into the world of the modern British-Asian community. Let the pleasure begin! Wah! Wah!

 

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After graduating from Oxford University, Tanika Gupta worked as a community worker and in an Asian women's refuge for several years. She began writing drama in the early 1990s. Tanika has written extensively for theatre, radio, film and television. Her play, The Waiting Room (National Theatre), won the John Whiting Award in 2000. Oberon Books publishes Gladiator Games (Sheffield Crucible), Sanctuary (National Theatre), Meet the Mukherjees (Bolton Octagon), Hobson's Choice (Young Vic), The Country Wife (Watford Palace), Catch (Royal Court), Fragile Land (Hampstead Theatre), Sugar Mummies (Royal Court), White Boy (National Youth Theatre/Soho Theatre), her adaptation of Great Expectations (Watford Palace) and her collection, Tanika Gupta: Political Plays (2012). She was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement (2004) and the recipient of the Amnesty International Media Award (2005) for her radio play, Chitra. Tanika was awarded an MBE in 2008.

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