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Mushy: Lyrically Speaking


Mushy, a young man with a debilitating stammer, finds himself at the centre of a television documentary. In a moment of inspiration from his teacher, Mr. Burton, he starts to find a rhythm in his voice through music. Social media erupts hailing it a miracle cure and both teacher and pupil become overnight celebrities.
But Mushy’s journey to find his voice has only just begun...

Rifco Theatre Company (Pyar Actually, Dishoom!) bring you the world premiere of this heart-warming new play written by Pravesh Kumar (Laila The Musical, The Deranged Marriage) infused with rap and lyrics by award-winning British rapper Raxstar (Keep It Undercover).


Ticket Information

Suitable for ages 8+

Audience Reviews

“Inspirational - Mushy's story will help to inspire my daughter who also has a stammer - thank you so much for bringing this amazing story to Birmingham."

"A fantastic show, actors were amazing and such an inspirational story - I came with my son who is a teacher who aspires to be a 'Mr Burton'! Thank you."

"I am speech therapist and it taught me a lot watching this. Great to see it from a person's perspective that is going through it. Thank you for the great play!"

Press Reviews

'A funny, life-affirming, rap-musical story of one teenager’s personal journey. ‘Feel-good’ is an oft-overused adjective, but with this show by Rifco, it’s exactly the right term.'
British Theatre ★★★★

‘Here is a show bound to make us laugh while inspiring compassion that would provoke a tear in the toughest of hearts for a young boy whose resilience and unfaltering will to “make it”, not for money and fame, but to find himself, is nothing short of inspirational.’ 
The Upcoming ★★★★★

‘Heart-warming and inspiring… A must-see production!’ 
Eastern Eye ★★★★ (1/2)  

'A smart and touching show... opening with a storming first hour of energetic song and drama.’
The Guardian




Ameet Chana



Lighting Designer

Robbie Butler


Niraj Chag

Sound Designer

Chris Murray

Movement Director

Kate Webster


Nic Wass

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