The Game of Love and Chai


Kamala wants her daughter Rani to marry successful but awkward businessman Raj. Rani bristles at going down the conventional route and arranges a test for Raj. She convinces her cousin Sita to swap places and pretend to be the suitable bride.
The Game of Love and Chai at Tara Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Farce
Venue: Tara Theatre
Started: Thursday 1 March 2018
Closed: Saturday 24 March 2018
Running time:2 hrs (inc interval)
Age suitability: 12+

Background


Actor Nigel Planer (The Young Ones, Filthy Rich and Catflap) brilliantly updates Marivaux's classic French farce to a modern Asian family in England, employing Bollywood song and dance to delicious effect as class and passion clash when Rani meets Raj.

Synopsis


"Ask me, just ask me!


Pucho zara pucho!


It's punishment for falling in love!"


Kamala wants her daughter Rani to marry successful but emotionally awkward businessman Raj.


Rani bristles at going down the conventional route and arranges a test for Raj.


She convinces her cousin Sita to swap places and pretend to be the suitable bride - unaware that Raj has come up with the same scheme with his driver, Nitin!


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Theatre


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Postal address:
356 Garratt Lane
Earlsfield
London SW18 4ES

Box office tel: 020 8333 4457

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 1 March 2018

Press night:Monday 5 March 2018

Closes:Saturday 24 March 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£15.50

Concessions:
£13

Creatives


Author: Adapted by Nigel Planer from The Game of Love and Chance by Marivaux
Director: Jatinder Verma
Designer: Claudia Mayer
Production: Tara Arts

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