Favour

by Ambreen Razia
A Bush Theatre and Clean Break co-production
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24 Jun to 06 Aug

‘There’s going to be some changes round here, sugar and TV allowed whenever you want’

Leila is happy living at home with Noor, her loving but traditional grandmother. When Aleena, her fiercely independent mother, returns home from prison determined to deliver a new world of fun and excitement, their calm lives are upended in a blur of nail varnish and sweet treats. Family secrets come tumbling into the light, and Leila finds deciding on her future more difficult than she first thought.

Favour is a touching and hopeful family drama that tackles duty, addiction and the battle of putting yourself back together. Writer of Diary of a Hounslow Girl Ambreen Razia’s remarkable new play, a new Bush Theatre and Clean Break co-commission, tells a strikingly frank story of a working-class Muslim family in a way you’ve never seen before on stage. 


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Dates

24 June - 06 AugustFrom £12

  • Senior Citizen: From £17.50
  • Student/Under 26 (ID Required): From £15
  • Unemployed/Unwaged: From £15
  • Access: From £12
  • Standard: From £12

Saturday Matinees

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July and 6 AugustFrom £12

  • Senior Citizen: From £17.50
  • Student/Under 26 (ID Required): From £15
  • Unemployed/Unwaged: From £15
  • Access: From £12
  • Standard: From £12

Wednesday Matinees

6, 13, 20, 27 July and 3 AugustFrom £12

  • Senior Citizen: From £17.50
  • Student/Under 26 (ID Required): From £15
  • Unemployed/Unwaged: From £15
  • Access: From £12
  • Standard: From £12

Performed in

HOLLOWAY THEATRE (Bush Theatre's main space)

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Age Guidance

14+

Content Warnings

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Access details

Relaxed & Sensory Adapted Performances

Sat 9 Jul at 2.30pm & Thurs 28 Jul at 7.30pm

Captioned Performances

Thurs 14 Jul at 7.30pm & Sat 23 Jul at 2.30pm

Audio Described Performances

Sat 16 Jul at 2.30pm & Thurs 21 Jul at 7.30pm

Touch Tours

Sat 16 Jul at 1.30pm & Thurs 21 Jul at 6.30pm


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Cast

Ashna Rabheru
Ashna Rabheru plays Leila. Ashna trained at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and her theatre performances include The Animal Kingdom (Hampstead Theatre) Two Billion Beats (Orange Tree Theatre) Living Newspaper Project (Royal Court Theatre); Santi & Naz (VAULTS Festival); [BLANK] (Donmar Warehouse); Top Girls (National Theatre) and Trojan Horse (LUNG/Leeds Playhouse). Ashna’s television work includes: Red Rose (Netflix/BBC), All the Small Things (BBC); Pickle Jar (NBC Universal); Sex Education (Netflix)Year of the Rabbit (Channel 4); Bounty (Channel 4); Indian Summers (Channel 4); and Is This Thing On? (BBC). On radio she has appeared in The System (BBC Radio 4), Electric Decade:The Good Soldier (BBC Radio 4); Bottled (BBC Radio 4); Deacon: Moonlight on Water; (BBC Radio 4); Splott (BBC Radio Wales) , Dangerous Visions; Perimeter (BBC Radio 4) and Where This Service Will Continue (BBC Radio 4).
Avita Jay
Avita Jay plays Aleena. Her theatre credits include The Comedy of Errors (RSC); The Winter’s Tale (RSC); Lovely Bones (Birmingham Rep); Billionaire Boy (NST Theatre/UK Tour); The Secret Garden (York Theatre Royal); The Jungle Book (National Tour); Bottled Up (Lyric Hammersmith); Bring on the Bollywood (National Tour); We’re Stuck (Shoreditch Town Hall & National Tour); Rapunzel (Park Theatre); Pioneer (Sheffield Crucible & Tour); Warde Street (Park Theatre); Unsung (Wilton’s Music Hall); The Merry Wives of Windsor (national tour); Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World (Southwark Playhouse). Her television credits include Doctors (BBC); Emmerdale (ITV); Silent Witness (BBC); Coronation Street (ITV); Down Under Crew (DU Productions UK); L8R (BBC). On film Avita has appeared in The Rezort (Matador Pictures); London, Paris, New York (Fox Star Studios); Twenty8K (Formosa Films). Other credits include Milky Peaks (Workshop at The National Theatre & Theatr Clwyd); Octopus (Rehearsed Reading at The Arcola).
Rina Fatania
Rina Fatania who plays Fozia trained at the Central School of Speech & Drama and has recently been seen as Julie in the UK tour of Tim Firth’s Sheila’s Island. Theatre credits include Susheela Parekh in NW Trilogy (Kiln Theatre); Christie in The Language of Kindness (Wayward Productions); Brenda Highthorpe in The Man In The White Suit (Wyndham’s Theatre); Mrs Peachum in Dead Dog in a Suitcase (2019 UK Tour); Sameena in Approaching Empty (Kiln Theatre, Tamasha & Live Theatre); Panna in The Village (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Anna Bronski in The Tin Drum (Kneehigh Theatre, UK Tour); Charlotte /Monks in Oliver Twist (Regents Park, Open Air Theatre); Jean in Roller Diner (Soho Theatre); & Nanima in Anita & Me (UK Tour). Other theatre includes Green Genie Uzz in Sinbad the Sailor (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Parisa in Paradise of the Assassins (Tara Arts); Bindi in Love N Stuff (Theatre Royal Stratford East, 2013 & 2016); Mrs Peachum in Dead Dog in a Suitcase (UK & International tour); Mummyji in Mummyji Presents (Birmingham Rep – The Door); Genie of the Ring in Aladdin (De Montford Hall, Leicester); Firoza in The Empress (RSC, The Swan Theatre); Fairy Bowbells in Dick Whittington (Hackney Empire); Bindi/ Sameena Bibi in Wah! Wah! Girls (Sadler’s Wells/ UK Tour); The Queen of the Empire in Cinderella (Hackney Empire); Abdul/ Mother in Guantanamo Boy (Brolly Productions); Bibiji in Britain’s Got Bhangra (UK Tour); The Vagina Monologues (Alchemy Festival, Southbank); Bushra in The House of Bilquis Bibi (Hampstead Theatre & UK Tour); Bibiji in Britain’s Got Bhangra (Rifco Arts); Ayah in Wuthering Heights (Tamasha Theatre Co.); Kiran/ Ila in, characters devised by Rina in It Aint All Bollywood (Rifco Arts/ National & Pakistan Tour); Mrs. Gupta/ Ruby in A Fine Balance (Tamasha Theatre Co.); Zainab/ Hasina in The Child of Divide (Tamasha Theatre Co/ New York & L.A Tour); Agnes in Meri Christmas (Rifco Arts); Kiran in The Deranged Marriage (Rifco Arts); Pushpa in Strictly Dandia (Tamasha Theatre Co.); Swing in Bombay Dreams (Apollo Victoria, West End); & Dunyazaad in Arabian Nights (Midland Arts Centre). TV credits include Too Close (Snowed In Productions); Wanderlust (BBC, Netflix) & People Just Do Nothing (BBC). Film Credits include Little English (Resource Productions); Shawafa (short, 2019); Raabta (Bollywood Film); Mummji Presents (BBC Space/ Pravesh Kumar); Shammu in Mumbai Charlie (Pukkanasha Films); Agent in Catch That Train (Painting Pictures). Radio credits include Big Babushka in SLAVS (Hampstead Theatre); Relativity (BBC Radio 4); Bindi Business by Tanika Gupta (BBC Radio); Baby Farming by Tanika Gupta (BBC Radio 3); Meghna in We Are Water (BBC World Service); Meghna in Oceans Unite Us (BBC World Service); Mrs. Patel in Silver Street (BBC Asian Network
Renu Brindle
Renu Brindle who plays Noor returned to her first love,acting, a few years ago after working as a dentist. She graduated from LAMDA in 2006. Since her return, she has appeared in several screen roles including Call The Midwife, Joss Whedon’s The Nevers for HBO and Working Title Films' Polite Society. Favour is a very welcome return to the stage for Renu.

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