Shai Hussain

Don't let the title put you off. Shai Hussain's play is comic, scary, frank. It's about Meena, a lapsed Muslim, nearly 30 and not yet married. She drinks, she DJs, she's the despair of her mother and her younger, about-to-be-married sister. Then she meets Sarwar, a handsome, charming, intelligent chef. They're attracted, get engaged. She's been honest with him but he hasn't told her much in return. He dodges every personal question, doesn't have a visa or even a Facebook profile. What's he hiding? Stay to the end. It's surprising.

Gillian Reynolds, The Telegraph, 9th October 2010