Finding Home: Ruka

Sat 30 Jul - Sat 6 Aug



Written by Chandni Mistry

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Riya’s computer game Ruka has leapt to life and she needs YOUR help to reach the next level and complete the game by finding home.

As the game plays on and the story unfolds, Riya discovers her Mum’s past was not as simple (or boring!) as she always thought. From facing lions to hiding treasures, Finding Home: Ruka is an exciting new play for children that asks “What’s your family’s story?”

Fun for the whole family to enjoy, Finding Home: Ruka explores the history of Ugandan Asians coming to Leicester, and plays as part of Finding Home: Leicester’s Ugandan Asian Story at 50.

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Running Times: 45 minutes (no interval)
Age recommendation:
Please note performances of Ruka contain flashing lights and strobe lighting, loud bangs, live cooking, and mentions of death.


Finding Home marks the 50th anniversary of the Ugandan Asian exodus. In August 1972, Ugandan President Idi Amin ordered the country’s Indian and Pakistani communities to leave within 90 days. Many of the displaced were British citizens and, as a result, around 27,000 people emigrated to the UK, with thousands settling in Leicester.

Finding Home features three new short plays by local writers whose families arrived in the UK from Uganda. To find out more about writers Ashok Patel and Dilan Raithatha’s plays Ninety Days and Call Me By My Name, click here.



£14 – £10

£10 Under 16s
£10 16-26 yrs and/or Students (with a free 16-26 & Student Membership), and Curve Connect
2-4-1 tickets for Friends, Business Friends and Supporters
15% off for Members
£10 for Groups 10+

*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Writer Chandni Mistry
Director Mandeep Glover
Set and Costume Designer Eleanor Field
Choreographer Kesha Raithatha
Finding Home Trainee Assistant Director Octavia Nyombi
Finding Home Trainee Choreographer and Dance Captain Velash Mistry
Lighting Designer Rhys Parker
Sound Designer Jack Harper


With special thanks to:
Gurkiran Kaur Voice and Dialect Workshop
Fumni Adewole Dance Workshop
Paul Kilminster from The Newspaper Factory
Julia Thomas for dramaturgical support

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Cast & Creative

Christian Obokoh

VO Ruka & Damba

Anita Amano

Older Sona & Pushpa

Tejal Purohit

Riya & Young Sona

Prashant Gandabhai


Ged Rains

General, Powell, Presenter & Worker #3

Aaron Bakrac

Major, Heath & Worker #2

Julia Koziol

Ginner #1, June & Merchant

Usha Pathak

Trader, Older Lady & Rita Aunty

Radhika Bhogaita

Aunty, Child, Naik & Ginner #2

Aadi Mahj

Ginner #3, Coolie & Fitness Instructor

Mauvni Rathod

Aunty & Worker #1

Devyani Pathak