Black Theatre Live


Bangla Brummies

Set in the Small Heath area of Birmingham, Bangla Brummies challenges Asian stereotypes by exploring the institution of marriage, and points of connection as well as points of difference across both cultures and generations.

It begins in the 1970s and centers around two young Asian bachelors. One, Hashim, ends up marrying a white Irish girl, while the other, Malik, is wed to a bride from Bangladesh. When Malik's daughter grows up and falls in love with a non-Muslim white man, trouble ensues but friends of the parents, daughter and suitor all come together to plot for a happy outcome.

This is a funny but insightful look at the twin themes of approval and acceptance in marriage and how the lives and attitudes of two British Bengali Different families have changed.