Rafta, Rafta...
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854599933Publication Date:
1 Apr 2007
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
National Theatre, London, 2007

Rafta, Rafta...

By Ayub Khan Din

Paperback £8.99£7.19

  • Best New Comedy, Olivier Awards - 2008

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.

Press Quotes


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
Paperback,128 pages ISBN: 9781854599933Publication Date:
1 Apr 2007
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Ayub Khan Din:

All the Way Home
Notes on Falling Leaves
Ayub Khan Din Plays: One
East is East
To Sir, With Love
Last Dance at Dum Dum

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