Delighted to welcome the playful, warm & wonderful natural Storyteller Saikat Ahamed to The Good Listening To Show: Stories of Distinction & Genius, recorded as Facebook LIVE (click on the Group link above to watch)
The Good Listening To Show: Stories of Distinction & Genius The adventure continues!
Saikat Ahamed is a UK based Actor, writer & poet of Bangladeshi descent based in Bristol. He has just finished a 6 month stint in the London West End Production of "Life of Pi" and locally, here in Bristol, he is most famous for having played Tinkerbell (in a pink Tu-Tu!) in the Bristol Old Vic Production of "Peter Pan", directed by renowned theatre director Sally Cookson.
He was born in Surrey to Bangladeshi parents Hashi and Masud, and grew up in Birmingham, where he attended King Edwards School.
After studying a degree in Journalism at Cardiff University, he went on to train at The Actors Company under David Harris and John Jones. In 2006, having won the BBC Norman Beaton Fellowship, Saikat moved to Bristol with his family. Since then, Saikat has starred in theatre, film, TV and radio as well as working as a writer for stage and radio too.
Saikat developed his first play, Corala, with Birmingham Rep and his first radio drama, Telling Tales, was commissioned by the BBC in 2011 and aired on the BBC Asian Network. Initially conceived as a piece of ‘Asian storytelling’, Saikat subsequently wrote a play concerned with young people in a pupil referral unit and a teacher who uses the power of stories he grew up with to connect with them.
His first theatre pieces were solo shows; The Tiger and The Moustache completed a successful national tour in 2014 and Strictly Balti, commissioned by Travelling Light Theatre Company, played the Edinburgh Festival Fringe followed by a national tour in 2015 and Alchemy Festival at The Southbank Centre in 2016 and Tara Theatre and The Oxford Festival of the Arts in 2017.
He recently completed writing a new show concerned with difficult conversations about race. Book Club had a Research and Development week (January 2020) with a group of actors and creatives at Bristol Old Vic and was supported by Arts Council England.
He also worked as writer in the room on a new Christmas show, Three Kings for Travelling Light Theatre Company.