Octagon Theatre Bolton and Linbury Prize for Stage Design

AN ADVENTURE by Vinay Patel

4th February 2022 - 26th February 2022

Ahmedabad, India, 1953. Headstrong teenager Jyoti would rather watch her beloved Bollywood films than get married, but wide-eyed suitor Rasik promises her a lifetime of excitement.

An Adventure follows the journey of this husband and wife, spanning seven decades and three continents, as they navigate political tensions in 1950s Kenya and the turbulance of first-generation life in Britain in the 1960s and beyond.

Witty, charming and moving, this is a global story of upheaval, progress and revolution, seen through real people’s everyday lives. The captivating story is by award-winning writer Vinay Patel, whose writing credits include Doctor Who and Murdered By My Father (BBC).

This production was designed by TK Hay, winner of the 2019 Linbury Prize for stage design.

Writer - Vinay Patel 
Director -  Kash Arshad 

Set and Costume - TK Hay
Producer - Catt Belcher
Sound - Annie May Fletcher
Lighting and Video - Simeon Miller
Movement -  Jennifer Kay
AV Content - Grant Archer 
Intimacy - Louise Kempton
Assistant Director - Jameela Khan 
CSM - Pip Hussey
DSM - Sarah Cannings
ASM - Grace Bilsborough 
Casting - Olivia Barr
BSL Interpreter - Rebekah Mills Strawson 

Cast 

Jyothi.                                      Saba Shiraz
Rasik                                        Esh Elladi
David                                       Daon Broni
Sonal/Joy                                Jessica Kaur

 

CAST 

Jyoti - Saba Shiraz
Rasik - Esh Elladi
David - Daon Broni
Sonal/Joy - Jessica Kaur 
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Photos by Pamela Raith 
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"Intimate, moving and thought provoking"
Bolton News 

"Compelling theatre" 
British Theatre Guide