Happy Birthday Sunita

Rifco Theatre Company revives this sell-out comedy, with a new cast and fresh script.

Rifco Theatre Company in association with Watford Palace Theatre 

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. 

Put on your birthday party finery and get ready for a samosa saga.

Contains some adult language and mention and consumption of alcohol

A comic family drama that explores British Asian bi-culturalism with wit, humour and intelligence.
What's On Stage on 2014 production
23 - 27 May 2023
£12 | £16 | £20
+65p QNext fee
Running Time
100 minutes
20 minutes

Age guidance: 10+

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Divya Seth Shah
Bhawna Bhawsar
Rameet Rauli
Devesh Kishore
Keiron Crook

Creative team

Harvey Virdi
Pravesh Kumar MBE
Colin Falconer
Mark Dymock
Lighting Designer
Nick Manning
Sound Designer
Andy Kumar
Ronin Traynor
Fight Director
Lottie Williams-Burrel
Vocal Coach

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