Rafta, Rafta..All In Good Time!
Local production of play set in Brentford due to open at The Questors
Based on Bill Naughton’s 'All in Good Time', Ayub
Khan-Din’s hilarious adaptation 'Rafta Rafta' features a mainly
Asian cast, giving local Asian actors a great
opportunity to showcase their talent in the Judi
Dench Playhouse at The Questors Theatre in
The wedding feast is over and the bridegroom’s father is bhangra dancing, but the groom is reluctant to make his way to the bedroom… In fact he’s so woefully inhibited by the proximity of his parents and his brother’s childish pranks that his beautiful virgin bride (played by Saba Shiraz) remains just that. Six weeks later, the whole family starts to panic. But ‘Rafta, rafta…’ or ‘All in good time’! Rafta, Rafta … premiered in 2007 at the National Theatre, London and starred Bollywood actor Harish Patel alongside Meera Syal.
This amateur production (by arrangement
with Nick Hern Books) includes drama, comedy,
music and bhangra, and the action has been
moved from Bolton to Brentford for extra local
Showing a real passion for those all important details, Director Cathy Swift’s search for authenticity has
lead her in all directions, including the vibrant, diverse, unforgettable Southall. This is where she
chanced upon a meeting with the renowned Indian musician Mr Chandravadan Engineer, founder of SVP
School of Hindustani Music. CJ, as he likes to be called, has been training the most talented young Indian
musicians around the world since 1986.
Tickets go on sale in April
21 March 2018