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Cast announced for Favour at Bush Theatre

'Favour' cast.

Casting has been announced for Favour at Bush Theatre.

Co-directed by Róisín McBrinn and Sophie Dillon Moniram, the co-production with Clean Break opens on 24 June 2022 and runs until 6 August 2022.

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Renu Brindle, Rina Fatania, Avita Jay and Ashna Rabheru make up the cast.

The production has set and costume design by Liz Whitbread, lighting by Sally Ferguson, sound by Sonum Batra, design mentor Kat Heath, costume supervisor Sabia Smith and casting director Vicky Richardson CDG.

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.

Co-directors Róisín and Sophie said: “We are thrilled to be working with such an extraordinary group of talented women, to tell this important story of four women whose lives are touched by imprisonment. We can’t wait to collaborate with them to embody Ambreen’s magnificent script, exploring realities which are often untold.”

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


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