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OUR FAMILY MIX UP

OUR FAMILY MIX UP

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  • SO Sold Out

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  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Play

OUR FAMILY MIX UP

Presented by Creative Mouthpiece


Our Family Mix up


This play focuses on a newlywed couple, Jamal and Shami, who come from different cultural backgrounds and are beginning to settle into newlywed life. However, their peace is disrupted when Jamal invites his Aunt Della to stay with them for a short time as she is due to start work in the UK. Shami’s sister Hope is also invited to stay with the couple after facing some personal difficulties, which throws her life upside down. It takes no time at all before Aunt Della and Shami’s presence cause some turbulence for the couple. With Della being very set in her ways of her Jamaican upbringing and Hope having a very strong African background, we see the two clash continuously over many things, from a cultural perspective. We see the two challenge each other’s opinions and behaviours time and time again throughout the play. The differences between both Hope and Della also bring drama to our newlyweds, shedding light on some issues that the couple face and forcing them to recognise the new responsibilities of being married. Both Jamal and Shami are forced to compromise and face some difficult conversations.


We are also introduced to Jamal’s long time friend and business partner Kingston, who is also the local postman.  Kingston has always been smitten over Hope and the pair had not seen each other since Jamal and Shami’s wedding. Kingston learns some news about Hope that could change their relationship altogether.

Not long into the play, attention is drawn to the fact that Aunt Della is keeping a rather large secret from the family. Hope is the first to find out about the secret and we see many funny encounters between the two as the tension increases. However, we also discover that Hope herself has a secret  of her own that would make her vulnerable to the family, Aunt Della also uncovers this secret. The relentless conflict between the two plus the knowledge that they both have over one another brings a large amount of chaos to everyone involved. We see many backhanded comments and snarky remarks.


As patience begins to wear thin all around and tension brings everyone to breaking their point, will the secrets be revealed finally? We hope to see relationships mended perhaps stronger than before and the family finally come together in union as things may just work out well for all parties involved. Or will they?


This play will surely bring you a lot of comedy, hard cultural differences and take you on a journey of family drama that we can all relate to in some way.


  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Play

Times

Event Key:

  • SO Sold Out