Asha and Ajay lead a predictable married life. Every day Ajay goes to work, comes home, eats his dinner of curry (always with coconut), watches telly and goes to bed. Lonely and frustrated, Asha escapes to the India of her imagination. Suddenly Mahatma Gandhi, and the Hindu Gods Shiva, and Kali arrive for tea and jelabies. When they refuse to leave farce breaks out with hilarious consequences. Ajay tries to cling to the wife he once had instead of the new woman she has become. But Asha has discovered happiness…
This witty, playful and poignant play asks if it is better to be sane or happy?
Writer Bettina Gracias
Bettina has had 11 radio plays produced for BBC Radio 4, two theatre plays, Singh Tangos and Gandhi & Coconuts produced by Kali Theatre, an operatic monologue It’s Ten pm and They’re Late produced by Tete a Tete at Riverside Studios and a one-off TV drama, The Wedding Party by BBC Choice. Her stage play Other was […]About the writer
This show will have you in absolute stitches one minute, then shedding a tear for the underlying tragedy the next… This show is an absolute must see.
This is not only clever but entertaining theatre… its themes reach all women, no matter their culture or colour
This show is a must for anyone who loves a bit of insanity and creativity
Arcola Theatre London
24 Ashwin St, Dalston, London E8 3DL
Arcola Theatre November/December 2010
Plymouth Drum, Leicester Curve & The Public, West Bromwich, January 2011