ECDP Recommends… Happy Birthday Sunita

Tuesday 23 May 2023 - Saturday 27 May 2023
A modern family of five, with mum in the middle, of south Asian / Sikh heritage. They are facing us, posing for a selfie, one holding up a mobile phone, another a birthday cake. They're in front of a bright blue background with confetti and 'Happy Birthday Sunita' written in big bright letters the background. Most are smiling, except for a young women who looks grumpy (I think that might be Sunita!)

Rifco Theatre Company in association with Watford Palace Theatre present

Happy Birthday Sunita

Written by Harvey Virdi
Directed by Pravesh Kumar

**** ‘A comic family drama that explores British Asian bi-culturalism with wit, humour and intelligence‘ What’s On Stage on the 2014 production

Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
Tue 23 May – Sat 27 May 2023

The Johals are celebrating Sunita’s birthday in Mum’s new kitchen, and you’re invited to the surprise party.

It’s not just the dhal that’s bubbling under the surface – with decades of unfinished business, everyone’s true selves start to burst out when they least expect it. And it’s up to the family to pick each other back up and celebrate themselves for who they truly are.

Unexpected guests, butter-free roti and skeletons in the cupboard aren’t enough to stop them busting out some classic Punjabi shapes in the kitchen! Join the Johal family for a wild ride that will leave you laughing, crying, and talking all the way home.

Rifco Theatre Company revives this sell-out comedy, with a new cast and fresh script. Put on your birthday party finery and get ready for a samosa saga.