Love N Stuff

Love N Stuff

'Heartwarming' The Times 

'Crowd-pleasing comic extravaganza'
Aleks Sierz

After the huge sell-out run in 2013, Love N Stuff returns for a strictly limited run. Bindi and Mansoor might just be the most popular couple on their street, but after 45 years of a loving marriage Mansoor has vowed to swap the cold streets of Stratford for a sun soaked Delhi. The problem? Bindi’s not convinced and has concocted a last minute plan to lure him back. Join Bindi and Mansoor in the departure lounge for this laugh-out-loud comedy featuring more than 20 characters played by just two actors. 

'Heartwarming'
The Times 

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 'Rina Fatania an energetic bundle of feisty fun'
 Whats On Stage 


 'It is warm-hearted, touching and hilarious'
  British Theatre Guide 

 

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Cast 
Rina Fatania
Nicholas Khan

 

Rina Fatania

Theatre Credits include:
Mrs Peachum in Dead Dog in a Suitcase (Kneehigh Theatre Company UK & International tour); Mummyji in Mummyji Presents (Birmingham Rep – The Door); Genie of the Ring in Aladdin (De Montford HallLeicester); Bindi in Love N Stuff (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Firoza in The Empress (RSC, The Swan Theatre); Fairy Bowbells in Dick Whittington (HackneyEmpire); Bindi/ Sameena Bibi in Wah! Wah! Girls (Sadler’s Wells/ UK Tour); The Queen of the Empire in Cinderella (Hackney Empire); Abdul/ Mother in Guantanamo Boy (Brolly Productions); Bibiji in Britain’s Got Bhangra (UK Tour); The Vagina Monologues (Alchemy Festival, Southbank); Bushra in The House of Bilquis Bibi (Hampstead Theatre & UK Tour); Bibiji in Britain’s Got Bhangra (Rifco Arts); Ayah in Wuthering Heights (Tamasha Theatre Co.); Kiran/ Ila in, characters devised by Rina in It Aint All Bollywood (Rifco Arts/ National & Pakistan Tour); Mrs. Gupta/Ruby in A Fine Balance (Tamasha Theatre Co.); Zainab/ Hasina in The Child of Divide (Tamasha Theatre Co/ New York & L.A Tour); Agnes in Meri Christmas (Rifco Arts); Kiran in The Deranged Marriage (Rifco Arts); Pushpa in Strictly Dandia (Tamasha Theatre Co.); Swing in Bombay Dreams (Apollo Victoria, West End); Dunyazaad in Arabian Nights (Midland Arts Centre).

Film Credits include:
Raabta (Bollywood Film); Digital-Mummji Presents (Character devised by Rina Fatania) BBC Space/ Pravesh Kumar; Shammu in Mumbai Charlie (Pukkanasha Films); Agent in The Travel Londoner (Painting Pictures).

Radio Credits include:
Meghna in We Are Water (BBC World Service); Meghna in Oceans Unite Us (BBC World Service); Mrs. Patel in Silver Street (BBC Asian Network).

Music Video: 
Mother, MC Soecial-Sanuvi (Cre8 Media), Wife, Kolaveri Di, Solo Productions

 

Nicholas Khan

Theatre Incudes:
The Beaux Stratagem and Dara (National Theatre), The Kite Runner (Nottingham Playhouse & UK Tour), Nur Du (Pina Bausch: Barbican), Aladdin (Bournmouth Pavillion), A Few Man Friday's & Mincemeat (Cardboard Citizens), The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui (Liverpool Playhouse), Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe), Meet the Mukherjees (Bolton Octogon), The Trouble with Asian Men (Tamasha), The Ramayana (Lyric Hammersmith), Gaddafi- A Living Myth (ENO), A Passage to India (Shared Experience), Messiah (Steven Berkoff), Romeo & Juliet, Henry V, The Comedy of Errors, The Winter’s Tale, The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe(RSC), Arabian Nights (Young Vic), Animal Crackers (Royal Exchange), Maa! (Royal Court

TV Includes:
Doctors, Guilt, Gigglebizz, 24: Live Another Day, Justin's House, The Fades, Outnumbered, Pan Am 73, Spooks, Law & Order UK, Trial & Retribution, Genie in the House, Holby City, The English Harem, Eastenders, Casualty.

Film Includes:
NT Live: The Beaux Stratagem, Exodus: Gods & Kings, Man-Up, The Library of Secrets, The Blue Tower, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

Radio Includes:
Dr Who: The Sinestran Kill, Sporting Witness, Letters from a Young Indian Revolutionary, Letters from Guantanamo, The Great Palace of Verse, Silver Street.

 

 

Creatives

Written by Tanika Gupta
Directed and Designed by Kerry Michael 
Original Music by Niraj Chag 
LX Design by Laura Curd
Sound Design by Chris Murray

 

Tanika Gupta

After graduating from Oxford University, Tanika worked as a community worker and in an Asian women’s refuge before becoming a full-time writer. She has written extensively for theatre and also for radio and television drama.

Theatre credits include: 
Midsummer Night’s Dream (Globe Theatre –Dramaturg), Anita and Me (Birmingham Rep/Theatre Royal Stratford East), Love N Stuff (Theatre Royal Stratford East); The Empress (Royal Shakespeare Company); Wah! Wah! Girls - A British Bollywood Musical (Sadler’s Wells/Theatre Royal Stratford East Theatre); Mindwalking (Bandbazi Theatre); Great Expectations (Watford Palace Theatre/English Touring Theatre); Meet The Mukherjees (Bolton Octagon Theatre); White Boy (National Youth Theatre at Soho Theatre); Sugar Mummies (Royal Court Theatre); Gladiator Games (Sheffield Crucible Theatre/Theatre Royal Stratford East); Hobson’s Choice (The Young Vic); Fragile Land (Hampstead Theatre); Inside Out (Clean Break); Sanctuary, Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Woman Of Setzuan and The Waiting Room (National Theatre) and Skeleton (Soho Theatre).

Television credits include:
Doctors, London Bridge, All About Me, EastEnders, Grange Hill (BBC) and The Bill (Thames Television).

Screenplay credits include: 
Flight, Banglatown Banquet and Our Lives As Animals (BBC2) and The Fiancee and Bideshi (short films).

Radio credits include: 
Writing The Century: Letters From A Young Indian Revolutionary, Bindi Business, Pather Panchali - Song Of The Road, The God Of Small Things, The Parting, Betrayal – The Trial Of William Davidson, Chitra, The Whispering Tree, The Bounty Hunter, Pankhiraj, Badal And His Bike and Asha (BBC Radio 4) and Baby Farming and A Doll’s House (BBC Radio 3).

Awards include: 
John Whiting Award for The Waiting Room, Asian Women Of Achievement Award, BBC Audio Drama Award for ‘Best Adaptation’ for A Doll’s House and Amnesty International Media Awards for radio play Chitra. She was nominated for an Outstanding Achievement Olivier Award for Fragile Land and adaptation of Hobson’s Choice and in 2008 she was awarded an MBE for Services to Drama.

 

Kerry Michael  

Kerry has been the Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Theatre Royal Stratford East since 2004. He upholds the theatre’s commitment to develop new work and to provide a platform for those voices underrepresented in the ever-changing communities of East London.

Under Kerry Theatre Royal Stratford East  have been nominated for numerous Olivier Awards for ‘presenting a powerful season of provocative work that reaches new audiences’ as well as “Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre’ and  Kerry’s production ofCinderella was nominated; the first pantomime ever nominated in the award’s history. Other nominations included You Me Bum Bum Train and the remount of Oh What A Lovely War.  TRSE have won  Oliviers for  Its hip-hop production of Boy Blue’s Pied Piper and  in association with the Barbican,  for Cora Bissett’s immersive theatre experience Roadkill

Kerry has pioneered many unique and diverse projects including IFEA, an international artistes exchange, where 30 countries participated in sending over to London a few of their most aspiring young artistes to work together and create new work.  OPEN STAGE  a project where Theatre Royal Stratford East became the first theatre to hand over its programming to its audiences in the run up to the 2012 Olympics. During these Games, Theatre Royal Stratford East hosted Nigeria’s Hospitality House (Nigeria House). 30 Nigeria House is a project coming out of that residency where there was secured commissioning grants for 30 young artists of Nigerian heritage.

In 2014 Kerry worked with partners in Brazil and delivered Home Theatre where bespoke one-person shows were developed and co-created for homes in the favelas of northern Rio. The technique and mythology has grown with two consecutive seasons in Birmingham and London (UK), and most recently, the townships of Pretoria in South Africa.  Due to the success of Home Theatre a third season was also undertaken by Kerry in Rio in the run up to their Games in 2016,  and this will be followed by New Mexico and the West Bank in 2017. 

Kerry’s most recent directing credits include  the John Adams opera I Was Looking At the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky (a co-production with the Barbican Centre); Cosh Omar’s Battle of Green Lanes and The Great ExtensionThe Harder They Come, which transferred to the Barbican and then to Playhouse Theatre in the West End before touring to North American and Canada; Ray Davies’Come Dancing; and the world premiere of Takeaway, the first British Chinese musical of that scale, and most recently the highly successful Christmas pantomine Robin Hood which had great reviews and broke Box Office records here.

Kerry is a member of Equity’s International Committee for Artists’ Freedom, and on the board of Stratford Rising.

Captioned: Friday 17 June 8pm
Signed: Friday 24 June 8pm
Audio: Saturday 25 June 4pm 

Touch Tours

We offer Touch Tours at each of our audio described performances, which gives an opportunity for visually impaired audience members to interact with the set, feel costumes and props and gain a detailed description of what’s on stage.

The Touch Tour for Love N Stuff will take before the audio described performance at 3pm, please call the box office to book a space.

Friday 3rd June is our Newham Discount Night. 

You no longer need to be a first time booker. 

100 Tickets at £2.50 
100 Tickets at £5 

Available for Newham residents. (Proof of address required). 

Subject to availabity. 

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