Huddled in a world of extraordinary events, an ordinary Sufi Muslim family gathers during Ramadan to pray and to break the fast. Life takes on unexpected dimensions as family conflict erupts and the content of a rucksack is not the only secret exposed.
Rani Moorthy brings her generous warmth and vitality to a family catapulted into crisis. Bearing witness to the increasing unease with Muslims in areas of British society, they begin to turn inwards.
As attitudes to Islam divide the generations and a new world order challenges religious identity, this powerful and vibrant drama asks ‘Do you really know what is going on under your own roof?’
Based in Manchester, Rasa produce exciting and heart-warming drama that unites both South Asian and Western theatre. The company produced the hit Curry Tales which is the most widely toured piece of South Asian theatre in the UK, seen in over 80 venues and broadcast on Radio 4.
Rani Moorthy was born in Malaysia, and came to Britain in 1996. Rasa have produced Rani’s previous plays Pooja, Manchester United and the Malay Warrior, Dancing Within Walls and the hit Curry Tales. A Handful of Henna was recently seen at Crucible, Sheffield. Iqbal Khan’s directs Too Close To Home. Credits include Othello and Tariq Ali’s The Illustrious Corpse (Leicester Haymarket) Rachana Jadhav designs, with lighting by Ciaran Bagnall.
Eclectic and dynamic; theMIX offers some of the most exciting up-and-coming theatre companies in Britain today with an opportunity to showcase their work in the Lyric Studio as well as providing them with a range of artistic, technical and administrative support. theMIX season is made possible by the support of Deutsche Bank.