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An uplifting tale inspired by the true story of Musharaf Asghar (Educating Yorkshire).
Mushy, a young man with a debilitating stammer, finds himself at the centre of a television documentary. In a moment of inspiration from his teacher, Mr. Burton, he starts to find a rhythm in his voice through music. Social media erupts hailing it a miracle cure and both teacher and pupil become overnight celebrities.
But Mushy's journey to find his voice has only just begun...
Rifco Theatre Company (Pyar Actually, Dishoom!) and Watford Palace Theatre, bring you the world premiere of this heart-warming new play written by Pravesh Kumar (Laila The Musical, The Deranged Marriage) infused with rap and lyrics by award-winning British rapper Raxstar (Keep It Undercover).
Starring Oliver Longstaff (Operation Neptune, Absurd Person Singular), Medhavi Patel (Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree, Women of the Mahabharata) and Varun Raj (Dubailand, Baar Baar Dekho).
Mushy Varun Raj
Mr Burton / Mrs Kahn Oliver Longstaff
Ammi / Girlfriend Medhavi Patel
Book by Pravesh Kumar
Lyrics by Raxstar
Director Ameet Chana
Designer Eleanor Bull
Lighting Designer Robbie Butler
Composer Niraj Chag
Sound Designer Chris Murray
Movement Director Kate Webster
Dramaturg Nic Wass
Vocal Coach Lottie Williams-Burrell
Production Manager Hannah Blamire
Assistant Production Managers Jack Boissieux & Simon Howton
Technical Stage Manager Symon Culpan
Stage Manager Maddy Wade
Audience Engagement Coordinator Melissa Tailor
PR Mobius Industries
Photographers Manuel Harlan
Richard Davenport, The Other Richard
With thanks to
Musharaf Asghar, Matthew Burton, Arun Ghosh – Development Artist, Krupa Sihra, Debbie Bailey, Charlie Bailey, Joe Bailey, Holly Cowan, Cerys Gravell, Daniel Lane