Plays by Vinay Patel

True Brits

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

When a violent encounter leads to a whirlwind romance, young Rahul is more than willing to be caught up. But in the aftermath of 7/7, his world changes in ways he cannot control, drawing him into ever-darker places as he struggles to remain part of a British society that now distrusts him on sight.

Sweeping between the paranoid London of 2005 and the euphoric city of the 2012 Olympics, this debut play from Vinay Patel (Free Fall, Murdered by my Father) is an honest, humorous, hopeful work about wanting to love and be loved. By your crush. By your friends. By your country.

True Brits received its world premiere on 31 July 2014 at the Assembly Hall, Baillie Room, Edinburgh.

Vinay's debut play, True Brits, premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014, transferred to the Bush Theatre's RADAR Festival and headlined Vault Festival in February 2015. His next play, Free Fall, ran at Pleasance Islington and was nominated for three Off West End Awards. He was selected for the Kudos/Bush Initiative, the Channel 4 Screenwriting Course and BBC iPlayer Drama Shorts scheme. His television debut, Murdered By My Father, was released on BBC3 in March 2016 and repeated on BBC1.