Rafta, Rafta…


ISBN: 9781854599933
Author: By Ayub Khan Din
Publication Date: 1/04/2007
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 128pp.
Availability: Available


A hugely warm-hearted, comic tale of close-knit Indian family life in England, by the author of East is East.

The wedding feast is over and the bridegroom’s father is dancing the bhangra, but the groom himself is curiously reluctant to make his way to the bedroom…

In fact he’s so woefully inhibited by the proximity of his parents and his brother’s childish pranks that his beautiful virgin bride remains just that. Six weeks later, the whole family start to panic. But ‘Rafta, rafta…’ or ‘All in good time’!

Based on Bill Naughton’s 1963 play All in Good Time, Ayub Khan Din’s play Rafta, Rafta… was first performed at the National Theatre, London, in the Lyttelton auditorium in April 2007, directed by Nicholas Hytner. It won Best New Comedy at the 2008 Olivier Awards.

Rafta, Rafta… was later adapted for the big screen with the title All in Good Time.

Time Out

‘Tremendous… a superb piece of popular theatre that has you laughing uproariously at one moment and surprised by tears the next. It fills the whole theatre with an unforgettable sense of communal warmth’
Daily Telegraph

‘A hearty, hilarious good natured romp fitted with gloriously earthy characters’
Daily Mail

Best New Comedy, Olivier Awards

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