“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.
But what happens when youthful ambitions crash hard against reality? When you look back at the story of your time together, can you bear to ask yourself: Was it all worth it?
Witty, charming and full of fearless historical insight, An Adventure is an epic, technicolour love story from one of the country’s most promising young writers about the people who journeyed to British shores in hope and shaped the country we live in today.
This world premiere will be directed by Bush Artistic Director, Madani Younis (The Royale, Leave Taking).
Aysha Kala is playing Joy/Sonal. Her previous theatre work includes Obsession at the Barbican, Frogman at Shoreditch Town Hall, Punk Play and Farragut North at Southwark Playhouse, Djinns of Eidgah at the Royal Court, Khadija is 18 at the Finborough Theatre and Much Ado About Nothing for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Aysha has also appeared in two series of Indian Summers for Channel 4; Vicious and Shameless. Her film work includes Second Coming and Jadoo. Aysha was named a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit of 2015. Aysha trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.