Meet the Cast: An Adventure by Vinay Patel

Meet the cast of An Adventure. It’s an epic technicolour love story which spans seven decades and three continents

A borrowed suit. A half-remembered film. A life of homecomings.

“I’m not much now, I know, but I will be. So pick me Jyoti and I swear I will make us the greatest adventure you ever have.”

On a stormy night in 1954, a woman doomed to marry one of five men discovers the wildcard choice might just be the person she’d been hoping for all along. An Adventure follows headstrong Jyoti and her fumbling suitor Rasik as they ride the crest of the fall of Empire from the shores of post-Partition India to the forests of Mau Mau Kenya onto the industrial upheaval of 1970s London and the present day.

An Adventure by Vinay Patel is co-directed by Bush Artistic Director, Madani Younis (The Royale) and Associate Director Omar Elerian.

Anjana Vasan Jyoti

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Anjana trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Previous theatre includes: Summer and Smoke (Almeida), King LearA Midsummer Night’s Dream (Globe Theatre), Life of Galileo (Young Vic), Image of an Unknown Young Woman (Gate Theatre), DaraBehind The Beautiful Forevers (National Theatre), Macbeth (Park Armory New York/Manchester International Festival), The Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing (RSC), The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning (National Theatre Wales). Television includes: Brexit, Pls Like, Hang UpsIll BehaviourBlack MirrorCall the MidwifeFresh Meat.

Shubham Saraf Rasik

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Shubham trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Previous theatre includes: HamletAs You Like It, Lions and Tigers (Globe Theatre). Television includes: The Bodyguard (BBC) and Fresh Meat (Channel 4). Film includes: Overlord, The Cut and Honour.

Aysha Kala Joy/Sonal

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Aysha trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and was named a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit of 2015.

Her previous theatre includes: Obsession at (Barbican), Frogman (Shoreditch Town Hall), Punk Play, Farragut North (Southwark Playhouse), Djinns of Eidgah (Royal Court), Khadija is 18 (Finborough Theatre) and Much Ado About Nothing (RSC). Aysha has also appeared in Indian Summers, Vicious and Shameless (Channel 4). Her film work includes: Second Coming and Jadoo.

Martins Imhangbe David


Martins has previously appeared in the Bush Theatre production of The Royale. Martins trained at Central School of Speech and Drama.

Previous theatre includes: Absolute Hell (National Theatre), Barbershop Chronicles (National Theatre), Luce (Southwark Playhouse), Octagon (Arcola Theatre), The Skriker (The Royal Exchange Theatre)Lionboy (Complicite), Das Ding (New Diorama)Romeo and Juliet (Orange Tree Theatre), Cinderella: A Fairytale (Unicorn Theatre),  A Human Being Died That Night (Hampstead Theatre)Sold (Edinburgh Fringe, winner of Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award) and What Does it Take.

Nila Aalia Older Jyoti

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Nila has most recently been filming A Discovery Of Witches – All Souls Trilogy (Bad Wolf Ltd) as well as Jaume Collet-Serra’s action-thriller The Commuter.

Nila’s previous theatre work includes: Bombay Dreams (RUG), Elder Latimer is In Love (Arcola Theatre), Instant Celebrity (Silver Star Productions), Ramayana (Sita Theatre), Mahabharata (Gita Productions) Vagina Monologues (I.W.D), Frau Aus Ton, Ogboimba, Zweite Wirklichkeit (PAZ Munich), Schwanensee Müllkippe (B.W. Gung, Ulm) Waiting for Godot, Antigone (Eldred Theatre,Cl.USA). Other film credits include: A Good Year (Stripe Productions), Diverted (Big Tree Productions), No Place Like Home (Mary Nighy). Television includes: Wolfblood (CBBC), The Rebel (Retort),  The Intern (Boundless), Scott & Bailey (ITV), Silent Witness (BCC), Whitechapel (Carnival Films), Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures),  Outnumbered (Hat Trick), Bike Squad (Hat Trick), 5 Days (BBC/HBO), A Touch Of Frost (ITV),  Torchwood (BBC), Casualty (BBC), Doctors (BBC), Eastenders (BBC), Life isn’t all Ha Ha He He (BBC/Hat Trick), Taggart (ITV1/SMG TV), If Drugs Were Legal (BBC), Spooks (BBC/Kudos).

Selva Rasalingam Older Rasik

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Selva’s previous theatre includes: The Captive Queen (Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare’s Globe), Disgraced (English Theatre Frankfurt), The Riots (Tricycle), Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom (Tricycle, New Ambassadors), Midnight’s Children (RSC), On the Record (Arcola), The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes (Arcola). Television includes: Versailles, Eastenders, Silent Witness, The Missing, Hustle, Casualty, Luther, Doctor Who, Spooks (BBC), Run (Channel 4), Strike Back, Legends, The Borgias (Sky). Film credits include: Damascus Cover, The Mummy, Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Prince of Persia, The Veteran, Risen.

 An Adventure runs in the Theatre at the Bush Theatre 06 Sep – 20 Oct 2018.