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Tash Fairbanks
(1948 - living) U.K.

Tash Fairbanks

Writer theatrical performer and playwright


She is also known as Tasha Fairbanks. She worked with Sidewalk Theatre which put on her play Son of a Gun at the Round House, Camden, London. She also worked for Gay Sweatshop. Fairbanks was involved in street theatre in Brighton in the late 1970s.

Together with Jude Winter and Jane Boston, formed the lesbian feminist Siren Theatre Company in 1979, for which she wrote and as part of which she performed. At the time she was in a relationship with Jane Boston. The company took on issues of lesbian and gay rights, as well as other socio-political concerns, in their work, much of which was written by Tash.

She became a freelance playwright in 1987. She worked with Sphinx and Monstrous Regiment and Graeae (Theatre of and for the Disabled and Differently Abled). She has also written screenplays for television.


Her work include:

  • Mama's Gone a Hunting (1980)
  • Curfew (1982)
  • From the Divine (1983)
  • Now Wash Your Hands Please (1984)
  • Pulp (1985)
  • Hotel destiny (1987)
  • Swamp (1989)
  • Fearful Simmetry (1996)
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