It’s hard hitting and humorous – A Tale of Coriander and the Dog from Open Minds Theatre Company presents Asian life in the UK as it really is.
The play is the third in the Faultlines trilogy and has been featured on BBC Newsnight.
Creators Taiba Yasseen and Steve Rogers believe it’s honest, moving and funny.
It also has a lot of Luton in its roots. The town’s former community cohesion oficer, Trevor Kippax, provided source material for Tales from Kashmir and Rotherham, the first play in the trilogy.
Taiba said: “We had some links with the University of Bedfordshire, especially the Pakistani Society who helped us engage with local students, as well as local community groups such as Grassroots and the Bury Park Community Centre. Businesses like Naseem Plaza have also helped.”
The Faultline series began 10 years ago documenting the story of the first generation Kashmiri/Pakistani immigrants to Britain. The second play focused on the families who arrived in the 1970s and 1980s. Both were performed to sold-out audiences across the country.
A Tale of Coriander and the Dog shows the hostility that can exist towards ethnic minorities but it does so in a real, sensitive and humorous way.
> It’s taking place at the UK Centre for Carnival Arts tonight (March 26) at 7.30pm. Ring 01582 437111 for tickets.