Black Theatre Live



Avin Shah (Playwright) currently writes for BBC Radio 4’s drama series Tommies, set during WWI. In 2014, he wrote and produced his first radio play, Subterranean Sepoys, for Tara Arts, directed its two public readings for the National Theatre and was long-listed for BBC Writers’ Room Prize.

In 2013 he was a finalist in Film London’s Borough Film Fund for his comedy short film script: Strictly Halal. He has worked as an actor for over 20 years including in theatre at the RSC, National Theatre, Manchester Royal Exchange, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Edinburgh Lyceum, and in London’s West End. He’s appeared frequently on TV and radio and in several feature-films – recently Everest (Working Title) – and is a popular avatar in the cult video game Assassins Creed.

Fay Lomas (Director) is currently directing The Crucible (Royal & Derngate) and The Winter’s Tale (St Peter’s Church, Northampton). She was Resident Assistant Director at the Royal and Derngate in 2017, where she has also directed MotherTongue Tales and was the Young Cast
Director on Grapes of Wrath. She has directed at Southwark Playhouse, Theatre 503, the Vault Festival, Camden Fringe, the Space, the Bread and Roses, Oxford Playhouse, the Finborough Theatre and the French Institute, and as an assistant director at the Print Room, Sheffield Crucible and Bath Theatre Royal.