When I started Rifco Theatre Company 21 years ago, there was little authentic British Asian theatre. It was, and often still is, considered exotica for the white middle classes. While the way representation on our stages has progressed over the years, we haven’t reached anywhere near equality yet. Theatre remains a mostly white- and middle class-led industry, where voices like mine are rare.
This was echoed in the findings of our recent poll on stage and screen representation,... more