Actor, comedian, novelist and playwright Nigel Planer (The Young Ones, Filthy Rich & Catflap) is to team up with Tara Arts’ artistic director Jatinder Verma in a brand-new adaptation of Marivaux’s classic French farce.

Transporting the story of a betrothal in 1730s France to twenty-first century England, The Game of Love and Chai centres around a marriage between two modern day Asian families combining familiar French farce with contemporary comedy and Bollywood song and dance.
Kamala wants her daughter Rani to marry successful but emotionally awkward businessman Raj. Rani bristles at going down the conventional route and arranges a test for Raj. She convinces her cousin Sita to swap places and pretend to be the suitable bride – unaware that Raj has come up with the same scheme with his driver, Nitin!

Nigel Planer is best known for his role as Neil in the BBC comedy The Young Ones. He is a founding member of The London Comedy Store and the Comic Strip group, and has written comedy books, novels, plays and scripts. He has worked extensively in theatre, film and television as an actor with stage credits including original London casts of Evita, We Will Rock You, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Chicago, which returns to London this year.

The Game of Love and Chai comes to The Queen’s Theatre after it’s successful tour of Tara and The Lowry Theatre

19 – 21 April
8pm (2.30pm Sat matinee) | £20 – £10 | 01708 443 333