Cast announced for Mushy: Lyrically Speaking

Cast announced for Mushy: Lyrically Speaking

21 June 2019


We are delighted to confirm the Cast for Mushy: Lyrically Speaking touring this Autumn at Watford Palace Theatre, The Curve - Slough, Royal & Derngate, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Arcola Theatre and Leeds Playhouse.

Varun Raj will be playing Mushy, Oliver Longstaff will be playing Mr Burton & Medhavi Patel will be playing Ammi (Mushy's Mum).

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!) and Watford Palace Theatre, 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) and directed by Ameet Chana.