Glitterball Autumn Tour
Until 15 October
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Indian family standing around a laptop

The Johal family invites you to a surprise birthday party for Sunita!

Mum’s been cooking all day, and the family has just about made it on time. Everything is set, but Sunita is nowhere to be seen.

As the curries simmer and rotis are smothered in full fat butter, years of family drama bubbling under the surface start to boil over. Today, four decades after arriving in this country, things are set to change…

Presented by Rifco Theatre Company and Watford Palace Theatre in association with Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

Suitable for: Ages 12+
Running time: approx 2 hours including interval

Cast & crew

Tejpal
Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi
Nav
Ameet Chana
Ameet Chana
Sunita
Clara Indrani
Clara Indrani
Harleen
Goldy Notay
Goldy Notay
Maurice
Russell Floyd
Russell Floyd
Writer
Harvey Virdi
Harvey Virdi
Director
Pravesh Kumar
Pravesh Kumar
Designer
Colin Falconer
Colin Falconer
Lighting Designer
Mark Dymock
Mark Dymock
Sound Designer
Nick Manning
Nick Manning
Fight Director
Alison De Burgh
Alison De Burgh
Choreographer
Shobna Gulati
Shobna Gulati

Reviews

"It's a brilliant play. Well written and well-acted. It has comedy and drama in just the right measures with a great message."
Lyca Radio
"It is very funny."
British Theatre Guide
"‘Harvey Virdi's script with its sprinkling of Punjabi rings true and Pravesh Kumar's direction echoes this... Its strength is that the story and its characters are universal."
What's On Stage
"Fantastic performance, haven't laughed so much in ages! Loved the cast!"
Audience Member
"Intriguing comic family drama based in the British Asian community; strong performances"
The Stage
"Absolutely brilliant show! Amazing must watch."
Audience Member
"Fantastic show. Saw it for second time, so brilliant."
Audience Member

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