Award-winning writer Tanika Gupta returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East to debut her hilarious and uplifting new comedy Love N Stuff on the Main Stage – three years after its first successful run in the Studio. Love N Stuff audience favourite Rina Fatania returns to play the role of Bindi and will be joined by new lead Nicholas Khan in the role of Mansoor. This funny, fast-paced and engaging show sees two actors playing a breath-taking twenty characters and is set to have audiences laughing-out loud. Directed and designed by Kerry Michael (Artistic Director, Theatre Royal Stratford East) the show will run from Friday 3 June until Saturday 25 June.
Bindi and Mansoor have been happily married for thirty three years, but out of the blue, Mansoor clams he is tired of London, has packed his bags and vows to return to India. Bindi however is determined to stay put and has assembled a whole host of friends and neighbours in an attempt to convince her husband to change his mind. Love N Stuff is a touching story looking at the hopes and disappointments of the East London couple as well as exploring their marriage, family history, friendships and their past and future.
Kerry Michael, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East said: “I am delighted that we are working again with award winning Tanika Gupta on this delightful comedy to bring it to the Main Stage. In the space of an hour-Rina Fatania and Nicholas Khan do a magnificent job playing 20 characters with absolute flair and entertainment. Audiences will find it hard to resist this dynamic, loveable Stratford based couple.”
Tanika Gupta said: “Inspired by the play ‘Stones in their Pockets’ this laugh-out-loud production weaves together a cacophony of East End characters, eccentric neighbours and friends: a Northern gymnast, an Olympic refugee, a hippy masseuse, a football dad, and countless passers-by who get caught up in the drama. Love n Stuff is a heartfelt and hilarious play about love and what we call ‘home’.”
CAST AND CREATIVE
Written by Tanika Gupta
Directed and Designed by Kerry Michael
Original Music by Niraj Chag
Love N Stuff will run from 3 June -25 June.
Sat mats: 4pm.
Access performances: Captioned performance: Friday 17 June, 8pm. Signed Fri 24 June, 8pm. Audio Sat 25 June, 4pm.
To book tickets call the Box Office on 020 8534 0310, visit www.stratfordeast.com