Rifco Theatre Company and Watford Palace Theatre present a Rifco Studio production

Mushy: Lyrically Speaking

Book by Pravesh Kumar Lyrics by Raxstar Directed by Ameet Chana Designer Eleanor Bull Lighting Designer Robbie Butler Composer Niraj Chag Sound Designer Chris Murray Movement Director Kate Webster Dramaturg Nic Wass

An uplifting tale inspired by the true story of Musharaf Asghar (Educating Yorkshire).

Dewsbury, 2013. 

Mushy, a young man with a debilitating stammer, finds himself at the centre of a television documentary.  In a moment of inspiration from his teacher, Mr. Burton, he starts to find a rhythm in his voice through music. Social media erupts hailing it a miracle cure and both teacher and pupil become overnight celebrities. 

But Mushy's journey to find his voice has only just begun...

Rifco Theatre Company (Pyar Actually, Dishoom!) bring you the world premiere of this heart-warming new play written by Pravesh Kumar (Laila The Musical, The Deranged Marriage) infused with rap and lyrics by award-winning British rapper Raxstar (Keep It Undercover). 

Media partner Star Plus

Age guidance 8+

Please note that the 7.30pm performance on Friday 13th September will be filmed. The audience will not be in shot, but their reactions will be recorded.

Watch the stream here -  Log in to facebook to view below or follow this link bit.ly/MushyLivestream


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Oliver Longstaff
Oliver Longstaff Mr Burton
Medhavi Patel
Medhavi Patel Ammi
Varun Raj
Varun Raj Mushy


Box Office 01923 225671


Monday - Thursday: £18, £16, £14
Friday - Sunday: £20, £18, £16
Concessions: £2 off top price tickets
Rumour Members: £5 (available on selected seats only)

School rates available, please contact the Box Office on 01923 225671.