About Us | Contact Us | Partnership | About the Editor | Theatre Jobs | Press Releases | Media Coverage | Competitions  
afridiziak logo  
Afridiziak's Theatre News - in love with African-Caribbean theatre |  
Home > Afridiziak Theatre News > 2009 Reviews > Where's My Desi Soulmate  

ATN Review: Where’s My Desi Soulmate?
By Ronke Lawal
Published, Friday, 13 February, 2009
.5

Where’s My Desi Soulmate is an entertaining and bold theatrical experience.  Based around the premise of a talk show – the audience are encouraged to interact with the talk show host Cherry (Sharona Sassoon) who instigates some real-life matching making games with audience members.   A novel idea though sometimes one couldn’t help to feel slightly embarrassed for the poor souls whose so-called friends would scream “She’s single!!” in a bid to get Cherry’s attention.  Not to be put off from the actual stage performances we’re treated to a varied array of monologue, role play, dance performance and TV clips.

We follow the stories of Preeti and Ranjan; co-workers in a pharmacist who try hard to ignore their true feelings for each other, Joggi (Ankur Bahl) the homosexual postman who is befriended by middle-aged blind-date addict Sushelia (Pooja Ghai) and Maz (Simone Rivers) a newly divorced singleton searching for love. 

With only four performers taking on a wide variety of roles the show maintained its comic flow however lacked a certain amount of pace needed with a performance of its nature.  Since audience participation was an important part of the show perhaps the production would have been more suitable in studio theatre; quite often those with balcony and upper circle seats could feel left out.   Overall it was an enjoyable though sometimes clichéd production with some good comic moments – a real heart warmer just in time for St Valentine’s Day.

NB: Desi literally translates to “person of South Asian origin”.
Where's My Desi Soul Mate is showing at the Arts Depot until 14 February, 7.30pm.

Related links

www.artsdepot.co.uk

share this site using any social networking site... | send to a friend send to a friend | last edited, Thursday, July 9, 2009 8:33
Afridiziak Theatre News > 2009 Reviews Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 |
Subscribe to Our Monthly Newsletter
 
 
   
| Copyright Notice | Disclaimer | Terms & Conditions  
tell a friend