An Adventure

by Vinay Patel
A Bush Theatre production
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06 Sep to 20 Oct
World Premiere
Vinay Patel’s recent BBC drama Murdered by My Father was one of the smash-hits of 2016. Having broken onto the scene with the critically acclaimed True Brits, An Adventure will be his biggest and boldest play yet. A drama of unprecedented scope and heart, spanning seven decades and three continents, inspired by the experiences of his immigrant grandparents.

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.

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 co-directed by Bush Artistic Director, Madani Younis (The Royale) and Associate Director Omar Elerian (Misty, NASSIM).

“Nuanced and unbearably heart-breaking… a brave piece”
The Telegraph on Murdered By My Father ★★★★★
An Adventure has been made possible by a lead gift from Charles Holloway. The production is also generously supported by the Peter Wolff Theatre Trust, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and the London Community Foundation and the Bush Theatre’s Production Syndicate.

Times & Prices

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Dates

06 September - 20 OctoberFrom £10

  • Senior Citizen: From £10
  • Adult: From £10
  • Unemployed (ID Required): From £10
  • Disabled: From £10
  • Bush Connect (Student/Under 26): From £10
  • Wheelchair User: From £10

Saturday Matinees

15, 22, 29 September and 6, 13, 20 OctoberFrom £10

  • Senior Citizen: From £10
  • Adult: From £10
  • Unemployed (ID Required): From £10
  • Disabled: From £10
  • Bush Connect (Student/Under 26): From £10
  • Wheelchair User: From £10

Wednesday Matinees

19, 26 September and 3, 10, 17 OctoberFrom £10

  • Senior Citizen: From £10
  • Adult: From £10
  • Unemployed (ID Required): From £10
  • Disabled: From £10
  • Bush Connect (Student/Under 26): From £10
  • Wheelchair User: From £10

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Access details

Captioned performance

Thurs 27 Sep, 7.30pm

Audio described performance

Sat 29 Sep, 2.30pm


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“Patel writes with complete honesty and unforced poetry”
The Guardian on True Brits
“Patel's play delicately unpicks the knotty issue of British identity”
The Stage on True Brits
"A triumph"
Media Diversified on True Brits
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