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Rafta, Rafta…

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About the Show Less...

Ayub Khan-Din's warm-hearted comedy follows a close-knit Indian family living in England. Read More >

Ayub Khan-Din’s warm-hearted comedy follows a close-knit Indian family living in England.

The wedding feast is over, but while the groom’s father in busy dancing the bhangra, the groom is on the internet. In the marriage bed, the effect of his parents, and his brother’s childish tricks, mean that his virgin bride remains just that. Six weeks later, the entire family starts to panic.

Khan-Din is the playwright behind East Is East, Last Dance At Dum Dum and Notes On Falling Leaves.

Meera Syal, who stars in the production, is best known for her work on television comedies Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars At Number 42.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 18/04/2007

Opening Night: 26/04/2007

Closing Night: 10/11/2007

Running time: 2h35

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Cast & Creative


Kal Aise, Arsher Ali, Rudi Dharmalingham, Kriss Dosanjh, Pooja Ghai, Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidi, Natalie Grady, Shiv Grewal, Ronny Jhutti, Shaheen Khan, Simon Nagra, Harish Patel, Pooja Shah, Meera Syal


Director - Nicholas Hytner

Producer - National Theatre

Designer - Tim Hatley

Lighting Designer - Hugh Vanstone

Sound - Paul Groothuis

Author - Ayub Khan-Din