Saikat ventured into writing relatively recently. He developed his 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 pupils in a pupil referral unit and a teacher who uses the power of stories he grew up with to connect with them.
His most recent pieces of writing are both solo shows; The Tiger and The Moustache completed a successful national tour in 2014 and Strictly Balti, originally 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 is currently working on a number of writing projects including We are British, Isn't It? supported by The Arts Council.
He is currently writing a new show based on interviews with people who have settled in the UK from different places all around the world. We Are British will have a Research and Development week January 2018 with a group of actors and creatives after which Saikat will write the play and aim to have it produced and touring 2018/2019.
For more details go to Current Projects.