For Sukh’s Sake (Work In Progress)

Presented by Sukh Ojla

Join Sukh for her brilliant debut stand-up show as she tries to figure out how to move forward in reverse. From dealing with mental illness to moving back in with her parents, a world where you’re not allowed to turn on the ‘big light’, Sukh explores mental health, identity and living a double life.

Varies10 — 15 Mar
Travelling Through Bookshop - Lower Marsh
1hr 00m
As seen on TVBAMEMember OfferWork In Progress
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About the company

Sukh Ojla

I am a comedian, actress and writer. As a comedian I have appeared on The Big Asian Stand Up (BBC 2) The BBC Asian Network Comedy Night (Iplayer). I have played prestigious comedy clubs including The Comedy Store, Glee Club Birmingham and toured venues all over the UK.

As an actress my credits include Victoria and Abdul, Eastenders, Black Mirror and Hospital People.

My debut play Pyar Actually, produced by Rifco, was very well received and had two successful out tours in the UK and was nominated for Best Stage Production at the Asian Media Awards in 2018.


Sukh Ojla

2018, Television, Lead Cast, FLUNKED, CBBC
2018, Television, Lead Cast, CLASS DISMISSED, CBBC
2018, Television, Sukh, THE BIG ASIAN STAND UP, BBC 2
2018, Television, Renu Jussun, EASTENDERS, BBC, Kate Saxon
2017, Television, Nurse Barratt, HOSPITAL PEOPLE, Roughcut Productions, Paul Murphy
2016, Television, Renu Jussun, EASTENDERS, BBC, Rebecca Gatward
2016, Television, Junior Doctor, HOSPITAL PEOPLE, Roughcut TV, David Kerr
2014, Television, BLACK MIRROR: YULETIDE, Channel 4, Carl Tibbets
2006, Television, Girl in Mosque, BRITZ, Channel 4, Peter Kosminsky
2018, Stage, Sukh, DAISY EARL AND SUKH OJLA, Fireside (Edinburgh 2018)
2018, Stage, Vira, ELEPHANT, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Lucy Morrison
2017, Stage, Polly (Lead), PYAR ACTUALLY, Rifco in associate with Watford Palace Theatre, Pravesh Kumar
2016, Stage, Rumi, COCONUT, The Thelmas, Madeleine Smith
2016, Stage, Dana, THE LEAGUE OF YOUTH, Riot Act, Whit Hertford
2015, Stage, Tracy, CHECKOUT, Arcola Theatre, Richard Speir
2015, Stage, Samira, FUTURE CONDITIONAL, Old Vic, Matthew Warchus
2015, Stage, Janna/Home Office Lady, SKIN LIKE BUTTER, The Thelmas, Madelaine Smith
2015, Stage, Louise, SWANS, Jo Hardman
2015, Stage, Birbal, TALES OF BIRBAL, Mashi Theatre, Trina Haldar
2014, Stage, Rumi, COCONUT (LADYLOGUE!), The Thelmas, Madelaine Smith
2014, Stage, Ruby, MONOLOGUE SLAM LA EDITION, Triforce Promotions
2014, Stage, Denise, THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT, Kibo productions, Sharon Willems
2013, Stage, Baksho/Tina, WHEN ARE YOU GETTING MARRIED?, Rifco Arts, Pravesh Kumar
2011, Stage, Gurbaksh, Sheila, Pramila, RIFCO ARTS: A CELEBRATION, Rifco Arts, Pravesh Kumar
2007, Stage, Bimla, THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT SIMMY, Rifco Arts, Pravesh Kumar
2017, Feature Film, Mrs Karim, VICTORIA AND ABDUL, Working Title, Stephen Frears
2013, Feature Film, Missy, HEARTSTRINGS
2018, Radio, Various, NEWSJACK, BBC
2017, Web Series, Saira, ISIS HR, We Are Crystals, Ali Zaidi
2013, Short Film, Woman on Bench, THE BENCH

Press & Reviews

Praise for previous work:

Writer Sukh Ojla makes a relatable protagonist as Polly, a bolshy presence with a fine line in cringy comic awkwardness. Double cast as the softly-spoken Auntie Amarjit, she demonstrates impressive versatility, lending the older character a quiet, compassionate warmth with sharply observed mannerisms and consummately-performed physicality." (The Stage)

"’s Ojla herself – doubling up as both the reluctant Polly and Bali’s Call of Duty-playing, clucky “cleaner auntie” Amarjit – that really makes this show. A stand-up comic as well as actor/writer, her timing is superb. Thanks to her quick wit and compelling characterisation, there are plenty of laugh out loud moment" (Whats on live)

"Ojla plays Polly with a twinkle in her eye and a real flair for comic timing, without losing the ability to demonstrate the range of emotions necessary as she travels through the piece. She has a very expressive face which she uses to full advantage, both in the comic moments and the more poignant ones where a tear replaces the twinkle in her eye." (The reviews hub)