Playwright

Tanika Gupta

Tanika Gupta is a British playwright of Bengali origin.  She adapted Great Expectations for English Touring Theatre's production in 2011. Other recent work for theatre includes Love'N'Stuff (2013), The Empress (RSC 2013), Wah! Wah! Girls (Sadler's Wells 2012), and Mind Walking (2011; Albany/Bandbazi tour 2013), as well as an adaptation of Meera Syal's Anita and Me (Stratford East 2015). Previous stage plays include: Brood (2010), Meet The Mukherjees (Bolton Octagon Theatre 2008), White Boy (National Youth Theatre/Soho 2008), Sugar Mummies (Royal Court Theatre 2006),  Gladiator Games (Sheffield Crucible/Stratford East 2005), Fragile Land (Hampstead 2003); Sanctuary (National Theatre 2002); Inside Out (2002); The Waiting Room (National Theatre, winner of the John Whiting Award 2000); Fat Girls (Soho Theatre 1998), Skeleton (Soho Theatre 1997); and Voices on the Wind (National Theatre Studio 1995).  Her other adaptations include: The Country Wife (Watford Palace 2004), Hobson's Choice (Young Vic 2003), Brecht's The Good Woman of Setzuan (National Theatre 2001), and Geeta Mehta's A River Sutra (National Theatre Studio 1997); Gupta has also written for television including EastEndersGrange HillThe Lives of AnimalsBanglatown BanquetCrossroads, and The Bill. In, 2008, Gupta was awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), and in 2016 was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.