Cast Announced for Khandan (Family)


To Be Showcased at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Royal Court Theatre

The cast has been announced for Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti’s new play, Khandan (Family) at Birmingham Repertory Theatre (22 May to 7 June) and Royal Court Theatre (11 – 28 June). 

The cast includes Sudha Bhuchar, Neil D’Souza, Preeya Kalidas, Rez Kempton and Zita Sattar.


The Gill family living room. Culture clashes, sibling rivalries and endless cups of chah…


Widowed matriarch Jeeto (Sudha Buchar) has a strong sense of her past and principles. She’s spent her life working hard and making sacrifices for her children. But eldest son Pal (Rez Kempton), isn’t following in her footsteps.


He’s struggling with his role at the head of their expanding household. Crumbling under the weight of his father’s legacy, the family business is at risk and the last remaining link to their roots in the Punjab is in jeopardy. A warm and funny new play about tradition and ambition.


Sudha Bhuchar’s theatre credits include Zindabad and Lotus Beauty at the Gate and Sweet Cider at the Arcola. Her television credits include Stella, Casualty and Eastenders. Sudha is Artistic Director of Tamasha, and is both an actor and playwright.


Neil D’Souza’s theatre credits include Much Ado about Nothing with the RSC, Herges Adventures of Tin Tin at the Playhouse and The Man of Mode at the National.


Preeya Kalidas last appeared at the Royal Court in Oxford Street. Her other theatre credits include Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat and Bombay Dreams in the West End. Her television credits include Eastenders and Britz. On film her credits include Four Lions and Bend It Like Beckham.


Rez Kempton’s theatre credits include Drawing the Line at the Hampstead, The Arbor at Sheffield Crucible and Hijra at the Bush.


Zita Sattar last appeared at the Royal Court in East is East. Her other theatre credits include The Vagina Monologues and Romeo and Juliet at Leicester Haymarket theatre. Her television credits include Casualty. On screen she has appeared in West is West.


Khandan (Family) is directed by Roxana Silbert.  Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti’s previous plays for Birmingham Repertory Theatre include Behsharam (Shameless) and Behzti (Dishonour) which won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and Behud (Beyond Belief) for Soho Theatre. On screen her credits include Everywhere And Nowhere, and EastEnders. Gurpreet also writes regularly for The Archers


Khandan (Family) is a co-production between Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre.


Listings Information

The STUDIO, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP

Thursday 22 May – Saturday 7 June

Press Night:
Tuesday 27 May, 7pm
Performance times: 7.45pm Mon to Sat, apart from Tue 27 May, 7pm. Matinees at 2,45pm on Sat 31 May and Thu 5 June


Tickets: £10 – £15 with concessions available
Box Office: 0121 236 4455 Book online:


Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square SW1W 8AS
Wednesday 11 June – Saturday 28 June 2014

Performance times:
Monday-Saturday7.45pm. Saturday matinees (from 14 June) at 3pm,

Thursday matinees (from 19 June) at 3pm
Captioned Performance Wednesday 25 June
Press Night Thursday 12 June, 7pm

£20 Mondays all seats £10
Concessions £15* (available in advance until Saturday 14 June, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day)

School and HE Groups of 8+ £10 (avail. Wed-Sat and mats)

Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate)

*ID required. All discounts are subject to availability.

Box Office: 0207 565 5000 Book online:


Age Guidance 14+


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