The Tiger and the Moustache
"We All Have A Journey To Make Stupid Girl, Even You"
Born on the very first day of a new nation, Hashi, the girl who always smiles, grew up surrounded by tigers in the Sunderban jungles and ended up keeping chickens in the bath in a Glasgow housing estate. In this brand new solo show, Saikat Ahamed traces both the journey of his mother from Bangladesh to the UK and the journey of his motherland through bloodshed, trains, planes and a million bicycles.
The show is both semi-autobiographical and historical, flitting between moments in Saikat’s own life and the events between 1947 and 1971. These historical snapshots look specifically at the creation of Pakistan(East and West), the tensions therein, leading to protests and bloodshed at then eventually the formation of Bangladesh. The show also touches upon what it means to be a second generation immigrant living in the UK today.