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How we created Tongue Tied & Twisted. The process, people and places.

Tongue Tied & Twisted is a storytelling show with a theatrical twist. Blasting Indian storytelling into the 21st century: by combining the talents of international performer and storyteller Peter Chand live on stage with UK music producer PKCtheFirst.

The show celebrates the art of live storytelling, by presenting a unique blend of Urban Hip Hop and classical South Asian sounds combined with traditional Indian Punjabi folk tales. The performance features a selection of the folk tales retold in English, accompanied by an original music score and live DJ mixing.

The show launched in 2016 featuring at Southbank Centre’s Alchemy festival and a selection of dates in the West Midlands. It was a huge hit with audiences, and now it continues to be available for touring in the UK and beyond. Booking enquiries to Peter

Dawinder Bansal, of Black Country Touring and Peter Chand collected folk tales from South Asian elders across the Black Country creating audio recordings. Storyteller Peter Chand and Music Producer/DJ PKCtheFirst then reinterpreted a selection of stories through devising new material for a contemporary audience. Uzma Kazi was brought in to support with the show’s design needs. And Steve Johnstone of Black Country Touring provided direction to the show.

Show in development

Here’s a selection of stories from the show to give you a taster

The Thorn Prince

The Leper of Amritsar

Sheikh Chilli & the Fortune Teller

Sohni Mahiwal

The Clever Dancer

The Berry Tree

“Peter transports the listener into his world with remarkable energy and great expression... His cheeky smile, wry humour, and rich voice are a winning combination... I was spellbound”.
Kim Normanton, BBC Radio 4

The Project Team


Peter Chand

Story Teller & Deviser



Music Producer / DJ & Deviser


Steve Johnstone

Director, Black Country Touring


Uzma Kazi

Set & Costume Design


Dawinder Bansal


A very big thank you!


Asra Centre Asian Ladies Yoga Group


Sandwell Asian Family Support Service


St Chad’s Asian Women’s Group


Tettenhall Asian Ladies Group


Wolverhampton Asian & Elder Disabled Group

For further information:

Tongue Tied & Twisted show booking enquiries – Peter Chand –

A Co-Production with Black Country Touring & Peter Chand in partnership with Creative Black Country.