2020: Collection 3

New works inspired by a year none of us will forget

Collection 3 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.

Najma Nama

by Abhishek Majumdar

Exploring the impact of the pandemic on the sprawling slums of India we hear the stories, hopes and dreams of two characters; Najma, a sex worker in the city and her sister Salma who is a nurse at a village hospital as the government attempts to repatriate city workers to their villages.


by Sumerah Srivastav

Investigating the challenges faced by a young Asian woman made redundant from her job in the cultural sector, Boxed confronts the overt racism that can no longer be swept under the carpet and the prejudice encountered within our society. 

Good Trouble

by Sonali Bhattacharyya

Mina, a British Asian woman living in Leicester, debates whether to call out the lack of PPE equipment and care taken by those in charge at her daughter’s workplace. Torn between speaking truth to power and fear of reprisal, Good Trouble examines the dilemma faced by so many frontline workers.


by Shreya Sen-Handley 

A 40-year-old woman in Nottingham traverses the novelty, confusion and weariness felt by many caring for young children during the pandemic. As she deals with her little boy’s autism, email exchanges with her parents in India reveal surprising new truths.



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

Trigger Warnings

2020 Collection 3 may contain triggering and/or sensitive material for some of our audience members. Themes of racism, sexuality and grief are explored in this performance and there is 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: 29 Jun – 3 Jul 2021
  • Prices: £10 - £20
  • Running time: 60 minutes
  • Venue: Tara Theatre
  • Age: 14+
  • Series:  2020
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