Photography by James Ireland   

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Theatre Deli, London, 2019

and On Demand with Summerhall @Ed Fringe, 2021

Photography by James Ireland

On Demand with Summerhall @Edinburgh Fringe 2021

Streaming on demand for the duration of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

6-29th August 2021



Follow Instagram @rajeshandnaresh for future news about in-person performances

About the play

Rajesh is a British Asian banker in London who feels like he's missing something. Naresh is a Rajasthani cricket bat maker who's so awkward around love he's on the verge of giving up. On his mother's suggestion that he visit India, Rajesh encounters Naresh in a nightclub, and sets off sparks that neither of them can deny.


Set just after India's landmark decriminalisation of homosexuality in 2018, Rajesh and Naresh is a Queer romantic comedy for the modern age.


This script was created in workshops with the creative ensemble and members of the Queer British Asian community in London.

First staged at Theatre Deli, London, December 2019,

With the following team

Produced by Arjun Singh, Sophie Cairns, and ŠITE Productions

Performed by Brahmdeo Ramana and Madhav Vasantha

Directed by Sophie Cairns

Written by James Ireland

Devised by The Ensemble: Arjun Singh, Sophie Cairns, Brahmdeo Ramana, Madhav Vasantha, and James Ireland.

Set Design by Alex Berry

Costume by Kate Bauer

With thanks to our interview and research participants: AS, SR, VR, PD, NS, and NK.

Follow for future performances:

Production Instagram @RajeshandNaresh


Keep your eyes peeled for future performances!

Theatrical Poster by Arjun Singh