A rehearsed performance of a new play by Rifco Associate, Amarjit Bassan. Southall Park is a coming of age drama about two brothers. Young Sukhpal is the family saviour. He relishes his position with zeal, but when he encounters his estranged and homeless older brother Dalbir protesting the council’s destruction of a historic bandstand, it ignites in him a struggle to hold on to his principled outlook. As the one-year anniversary of their father’s death approaches, they battle to find acceptance of each other.
Supported by the Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts and Rifco Theatre Company.
“Amarjit's writing possesses a raw energy I rarely see in new work. He has an unwavering commitment to detail which is engaging and passionate. A new voice we should definitely look out for.” Dez Mcarthy, Director (BAFTA winner)
"For the last 3 years, The British Urban Film Festival's partnership with Channel 4 has enabled writers like Amarjit to be showcased to the industry. At BUFF we're proud to play our part in changing the face of British Film and TV. The platforms we facilitate allow for voices like Amarjit to merit the attention of Film 4 and to tell their stories audaciously and with confidence." Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe, BRITISH URBAN FILM FESTIVAL (BUFF)
“Amarjit is a Rifco Associate and we have been keenly developing his play. He has a real honesty in his work and choosing to do this course is a brilliant step in honing his writing skills. He is an important new diverse voice and we urgently need more British Asian writers.” Pravesh Kumar, Artistic Director of Rifco