Published On: Thu, Mar 20th, 2014 on 4:57 pm

Faultlines play heads to Huddersfield after big success in Bradford


Dramatic stories are told in the third instalment of Faultlines


The cast of Faultlines perform in Bradford


(l-r) Directors Steve Rogers and Taiba Yasseen


The directors of a dramatic tale that tells the story of how the Pakistani community has experienced big shifts in British society, have been “blown away” by the response from an audience in Bradford.

Faultlines – A Tale of Coriander and the Dog was performed in the city on 13 March, playing to a large crowd at the Alhambra Theatre.

Created by directors Taiba Yasseen and Steve Rogers from the Rotherham-based Open Minds Theatre Company, Bradford was the first area in West Yorkshire the play visited as part of a nationwide tour.

Mr Rogers told the Yorkshire Standard: “We were really blown away by Bradford’s response to the play. We felt that they were cheering us on and were so responsive as an audience.”

The Faultlines series began ten years ago with the first play telling the story of the first generation of Pakistani immigrants who arrived into Britain.

A second play was later created and after much success, the directors came together once again to write the third instalment, which followed family life, racism, inter-cultural relationships and differences through a hard-hitting, yet humorous story.

Ms Yasseen said: “We still have a number of performances to do and our last date is in Huddersfield at St Paul’s Hall on 4 April.

“The future is exciting and we are eager to continue writing, we do have many ideas but I’m hoping that our next adventure is performing a very Bradford story of Saving the Synagogue. Only in Bradford!”

About the Author

Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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