by Bettina Gracias
National Tour directed by Caroline Ward
Mr Singh wants his family to soak up English culture. So Mrs Singh takes up ballroom dancing and discovers the liberating effect of rhythm. Their son Tej disapproves of this brazenly forward attitude. He’s obsessed with becoming a respected doctor and wants to prtice on everybody he meets. Their daughter Cassie hates her parents modernity and demands an arranged marriage. When Mrs Singh enters the local dance competition, Mr Singh thinks this a step too far…
This deceptively light-hearted satirical comedy takes a sideways look at what it is to fit in and feel at home. Must migrants transform themselves in order to integrate and be happy? Is it possible to be completely traditional and survive? Is full integration the best way?