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Happy Birthday Sunita

Presented by Rifco Theatre Company and Watford Palace Theatre in association with Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

The Johal family invites you to a surprise birthday party for Sunita!

Mum’s been cooking all day, and the family has just about made it on time. Everything is set, but Sunita is nowhere to be seen. As the curries simmer and rotis are smothered in full fat butter, years of family drama bubbling under the surface start to boil over. Today, four decades after arriving in this country, things are set to change…

2014 Tour:

Watford Palace Theatre: 19-21 September

Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton: 23-27 September

West Yorkshire Playhouse: 1-4 October

Oldham Coliseum Theatre: 7-11 October

Watermans, Brentford: 14-18 October

Mercury Theatre, Colchester: 21 October

The Woodville, Gravesend: 24-25 October

DUCTAC, Dubai: 26-29 November

NCPA, Mumbai (India): 2-3 December

Habitat Centre, Delhi 5-6 December 

Audience Reviews

"Fantastic show. Saw it for second time, so brilliant."

"Absolutely brilliant show! Amazing must watch."

"Fantastic performance, haven't laughed so much in ages! Loved the cast!"


Press Reviews

‘Harvey Virdi's script with its sprinkling of Punjabi rings true and Pravesh Kumar's direction echoes this... Its strength is that the story and its characters are universal.
What's On Stage ★★★★ 

‘Intriguing comic family drama based in the British Asian community; strong performances’
The Stage

‘It is very funny.’
British Theatre Guide

‘It's a brilliant play. Well written and well-acted. It has comedy and drama in just the right measures with a great message.’
Lyca Radio



Lighting Design

Mark Dymock

Sound Design

Nick Manning

Fight Director

Alison De Burgh


Shobna Gulati

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