Sugar Mummies is characterised by the same clear-eyed, no-nonsense approach that has been a feature of Gupta's work over the years. In the theatre, that has included plays about the ebb and flow of family life, such as Inside Out for women's theatre company Clean Break or The Waiting Room at the National Theatre, while for TV she has written many episodes of Grange Hill and EastEnders. The soaps have paid the bills and helped Gupta hone her craft as she has raised three children - but she also finds writing them "frustrating", as her heart has always been in the theatre.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
In The Guardian, Lyn Gardner talks to playwright Tanika Gupta about her new play Sugar Mummies and her career so far.