Published On: Fri, Feb 28th, 2014 on 6:50 pm

Play to show big shifts in society that impact Pakistani families

Open Minds Theatre Company

The play will challenge family life and racism prevalent in society

Recounting real-life stories, a play is to tell the story of a Kashmiri/Pakistani community as they experience big shifts in British society.

Faultlines – A Tale of Coriander and the Dog, will follow family life, racism, inter-cultural relationships and differences through a hard-hitting, emotional and humorous story.

Presented by the Open Minds Theatre Company, 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.

The second instalment told the story of the families and young people who arrived in the 70s and 80s when the community settled down.

Following on from the success of these plays, creators Taiba Yasseen and Steve Rogers came together to write the third instalment of the Faultlines trilogy.

Ms Yasseen said: “This play draws from real stories and gives the audience an insight into everyday life and features new characters who bring together and develop themes from the previous two plays.”

Faultlines – A Tale of Coriander and the Dog, will be performed at eight different locations across the UK, the first performance being at Rotherham on 11 March.

Artistic director Steve Rogers of the Open Minds Theatre Company, said: “The first night will be in front of a home audience in Rotherham, so it’ll be nerve-racking because they will know the most about the play. But it’s very exciting for us too.”

Faultlines – A Tale of Coriander and the Dog will be performed in two areas in West Yorkshire.

It will be performed at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford on 13 March, whilst one will be performed at St Paul’s Hall in Huddersfield on 4 April.

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