The Djinns of Eidgah cast at Royal Court
Cast announced for The Djinns of Eidgah by Abhishek Majumdar, which opens at the Royal Court Upstairs 22 Oct 2013, following previews from 18 Oct - running to 9 Nov 2013.
Directed by Richard Twyman, the cast includes Danny Ashok, Raj Bajaj, Paul Bazely, Ameet Chana, Jaz Deol, Ayesha Dharker, Vincent Ebrahim, Aysha Kala, Nikesh Patel. .
Interweaving true stories and testimonies with Islamic storytelling, the play paints a portrait of a generation of radicalised kids, and a beautiful landscape lost to conflict. Ashrafi and Bilal are orphaned siblings stranded and defined by the troubles in Kashmir. 18 year old Bilal is the pride of the region, part of a teenage football team set for great heights, and pushed to the limits by the violence around them. Haunted by hope, his sister is caught in the past, and Bilal is torn between escaping the myths of war and the cycles of resistance.
Danny Ashok’s theatre credits include Disgraced at The Bush, The Royal Duchess Superstore at The Broadway and Small Fish Big Cheese at the Unicorn. Raj Bajaj’s theatre credits include Much Ado About Nothing at the RSC; Paul Bazely last appeared at the Royal Court in Ayub Khan Din’s East Is East. His television credits include Troy in TV's Benidorm; Ameet Chana last appeared at the Royal Court in The Spiral as part of Rough Cuts. Jaz Deol’s theatre credits include Snookered at the Bush, Ruffled for Theatre 503.Ayesha Dharker last appeared at the Royal Court in Disconnect. Her stage credits include Arabian Nights for the RSC. Vincent Ebrahim last appeared at the Royal Court in Credible Witness. His stage credits include The Empress for the RSC, The Great Game for the Tricycle and on tour and Nathan the Wise for the Hampstead. His television credits include Meet the Magoons, The Kumars at No. 42 and Ideal Aysha Kala’s stage credits include Khadija is 18 for the Finborough and Much Ado About Nothing for the RSC. On television she has appeared in Vicious and Shameless. Nikesh Patel last appeared at the Royal Court in Disconnect. His stage credits include Donny’s Brain for the Hampstead and The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice for the RSC. On television he appeared in Bedlam.