A Brimful of Asha comes to the UK following a world tour, which has included sell-out runs in theatres across North America. Real-life mother and son, Asha Jain and Ravi Jain have written and will be starring in the production about generational and cultural clash….reports Asian Lite News

Ravi Jain and Asha Jain in A Brimful of Asha 
Ravi Jain and Asha Jain in A Brimful of Asha

In this hilarious show from Ravi, the director of Complicite Creative Learning’s Like Mother, Like Daughter, the Jains share the stage to tell this true story of generational and cultural clash. When Ravi takes a trip to India, his parents decide it is the perfect time to introduce him to potential brides. Ravi is not sold on the idea of getting married — at least not yet — but Asha fears that time is running out.

Ravi Jain is a multi-award-winning actor, director, producer, educator, arts-activist and Artistic Director of Why Not Theatre. His acting credits include the Dora Award-winning SPENT (Theatre Smith-Gilmour/Why Not Theatre/TheatreRUN) and A Brimful of Asha (Why Not Theatre/Tarragon).

He was the 2010 Urjo Kareda Resident Artist at Tarragon when he began to develop A Brimful of Asha. His company was in residence at the Theatre Centre when he developed I’m So Close (winner of Spotlight Award at SummerWorks 2009, and toured to Dublin and Vancouver).

Asha Jain grew up in New Delhi, India. Upon completion of her Master’s Degree, she married in 1974, which led to her immigration to Canada. While supporting her husband Ramesh in the founding of his own business, she raised two boys, Anurag and Ravi, as well as becoming an accomplished comedic actor.


8 – 19 September, Mon – Sat at 7.30pm; Sat mat at 3pm

Tickets£14 – £20 (£12 – £18 conc)

Suitable for ages 14+


The Tricycle Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR

Nearest tube: Kilburn (Jubilee Line)
Nearest overground: Brondesbury

Box office: 020 7328 1000, Tel: 020 7372 6611



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