2020: Collection 1

New works inspired by a year none of us will forget

Collection 1 is no longer booking. 


Zoom calls. Trump’s America. Online dating. Black Lives Matter. 2020 was the year none of us will forget.

Hear intimate stories of love, politics, tragedy, family and even football as the international becomes local in these specially commissioned new work from 12 writers in the UK and around the world.

2020 is performed in three collections across three weeks, each presenting four stories.

Love in the Time of Corona

by Hassan Abdulrazzak

Newly divorced and adjusting to living alone in lockdown, 30-something Yasmine turns to online dating but there is something oddly familiar about who she meets in this darkly humorous piece.

Never Been Away

by Shahid Iqbal Khan

30-year-old Tabish, a British Bangladeshi man, leaves behind his boyfriend and returns to Bradford at the height of the pandemic to care for his vulnerable mum and dad. This piece explores intergenerational tensions, the role of carers, the challenges involved in accessing healthcare services and the human face of the NHS.


by Amina Atiq

With Liverpool FC finally ending 19 years of hurt, this piece is told from the perspective of a football mad scouser – who happens to be a young hijabi woman – and describes events in Liverpool; from the Tory failings and mass testing initiatives to the jubilant, yet muted Premier League celebrations.


by Erinn Dhesi

Change explores a person’s relationship to place and home. When the planets and stars align and force you to return to the place you detest, how do you deal with having all of the things which made you leave thrown back in your face?


2020 is performed in three collections over three weeks:

One collection:
£20, £15 concessions
£10 under 26s (subject to availability)

Three collections:
£50, £40 concessions

We understand this has been a difficult time financially for many of us. If you would like to attend an event but are unable to cover the full cost of a ticket at this time, please get in touch with us at bookings@taratheatre.com

Captioned Performances

Saturday 19 June at 4pm

Saturday 19 June at 7:30pm

If you require a captioning tablet please contact bookings@taratheatre.com or call our Box Office on 020 8333 4457 before booking as we have a limited number of tablets available.

Trigger Warnings

2020 Collection 1 may contain triggering and/or sensitive material for some of our audience members. Themes of racism and sexuality are explored in this performance and there will be occasional use of strong language. If there are certain themes that you would find particularly distressing, please don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more before you book.


  • Dates: 15 Jun – 19 Jun 2021
  • Prices: £10 - £20
  • Running time: 60 minutes
  • Venue: Tara Theatre
  • Age: 16+
  • Series:  2020
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