Carol singing, samosa making, bingo playing Aunties are getting into the festive spirit, but Malkeet has shut herself away from it all to watch television. However, she cannot help but be drawn into a journey of revelations, and of friendships where she least expects them. As Christmas day draws near, everybody’s thoughts turn to new beginnings.
Rifco Arts’ new production offers an entertaining and thought provoking exploration of the shifting trends which have led to more and more Asian elders being removed from their families to live in homes for the elderly.
The writing debut of the acclaimed actress Harvey Virdi (Bend it like Beckham, Anita and Me, The Deranged Marriage ’05 & ’06), and directed by Pravesh Kumar (Writer and director of The Deranged Marriage), Meri Christmas is fantastic show for all the family. Rifco Arts produce vibrant, accessible high quality theatre which reflects and celebrates the contemporary British Asian experience. Differing from all other productions that you can see during the Christmas period, this show is culturally specific, but with themes that are universal.
Through Rifco Arts’ unique blend of story telling and culturally specific content, Meri Christmas gives an insight into what home really means.
“At its heart this touching comedy considers the question facing many communities of how best to uphold tradition, while adapting to a changing world.” Financial Times on The Deranged Marriage.
“A perfect blend of poignancy and humour, while retaining a grip on the British Asian experience.” Audience Member