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First look: Ambreen Razia's Favour at Bush Theatre

l-r Avita Jay (Aleena) and Ashna Rabheru (Leila) in 'Favour' at the Bush Theatre. Photo credit Suzi Corker
l-r Avita Jay (Aleena) and Ashna Rabheru (Leila) in 'Favour' at the Bush Theatre. Photo credit Suzi Corker

A first look at Ambreen Razia’s Favour at Bush Theatre has been revealed.

The Bush Theatre and Clean Break co-production runs at the venue from 24 June to 6 August 2022

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Co-directed by Róisín McBrinn and Sophie Dillon Moniram, the piece features a cast made up of Renu Brindle, Rina Fatania, Avita Jay and Ashna Rabheru.

l-r Avita Jay (Aleena) and Renu Brindle (Noor) in 'Favour' at the Bush Theatre. Photo credit Suzi Corker
l-r Avita Jay (Aleena) and Renu Brindle (Noor) in ‘Favour’ at the Bush Theatre. Photo credit Suzi Corker
l-r Ashna Rabheru (Leila) and Renu Brindle (Noor) in 'Favour' at the Bush Theatre. Photo credit Suzi Corker
l-r Ashna Rabheru (Leila) and Renu Brindle (Noor) in ‘Favour’ at the Bush Theatre. Photo credit Suzi Corker
Ashna Rabheru (Leila) in 'Favour' at the Bush Theatre. Photo credit Suzi Corker.
Ashna Rabheru (Leila) in ‘Favour’ at the Bush Theatre. Photo credit Suzi Corker.

Favour is a touching and hopeful family drama that tackles duty, addiction, and the battle of putting yourself back together. Writer of Diary of a Hounslow Girl Ambreen Razia’s remarkable new play, tells a strikingly frank story of a working-class Muslim family in a way never seen before on stage.

Leila is happy living at home with Noor, her loving but traditional grandmother. When Aleena, her fiercely independent mother, returns home from prison determined to deliver a new world of fun and excitement, their calm lives are upended in a blur of nail varnish and sweet treats.

Family secrets come tumbling into the light, and Leila finds deciding on her future more difficult than she first thought.

Ashna Rabheru (Leila) in 'Favour' at the Bush Theatre. Photo credit Suzi Corker
Ashna Rabheru (Leila) in ‘Favour’ at the Bush Theatre. Photo credit Suzi Corker
Avita Jay (Aleena) in 'Favour' at the Bush Theatre. Photo credit Suzi Corker
Avita Jay (Aleena) in ‘Favour’ at the Bush Theatre. Photo credit Suzi Corker
l-r Rina Fatania (Fozia) and Renu Brindle (Noor) in 'Favour' at the Bush Theatre. Photo credit Suzi Corker
l-r Rina Fatania (Fozia) and Renu Brindle (Noor) in ‘Favour’ at the Bush Theatre. Photo credit Suzi Corker

The creative team is completed by set and costume designer Liz Whitbread and lighting designer Sally Ferguson.

For more information and tickets, visit bushtheatre.co.uk


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