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My Name is… (Tamasha)

By | Published on Thursday 20 August 2015

My Name Is

‘My Name Is…’ is an outstanding play that eloquently discusses the impending Muslim threat in Brit…hang on a minute, is this a racist play? Not quite, but it’s certainly an unforgiving look into how the beliefs of Muslim immigrants can clash against incompatible “British values”. The acting is superb, and it’s compelling to watch the nuances of the disparate cultures crackle against each other as the tension rises. Although the subtleties of the play’s complex themes become lost in the chaos of the plot, the play manages to intelligently break down issues that are often forgotten when the country is following a naive policy of integration. This is an excellent and timely piece of new writing.

Northern Stage at Summerhall, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Robert Stevens]