People talk. Rumours spread. No one approves. In greasy spoons and hotel rooms, two young believers are reluctantly falling in love. Gabby and Mush are united by a mutual love of hummus, but they remain stubbornly at odds over faith and family ties. Cultural pressures and contemporary life collide in this stirring new play by Karla Crome.
Mush and Me was inspired by lead actress' Great Aunty Nancy, who is a 101-year-old Jewish woman. When she was in her early twenties she received a marriage proposal from a non-Jewish man. She declined on account of her family's disapproval. What is the modern-day equivalent? The idea of a fractious flirtation between a Jewish girl and a Muslim guy took seed, and Gabby and Mush were born. Theirs is a modern love story for multicultural Britain, which asks: are interfaith relationships limiting or liberating? Do they constitute a mark of betrayal or a sign of progress?