Bring on the Bollywood UK Tour, 6th May – 26th August 2017

Bring on The Bollywood

Created by Samir Bhamra, Bring On The Bollywood is a dance-theatre extravaganza which tours the UK from 6th May – 26th August 2017. Bringing a festival of colour and Bollywood magic in a major new nationwide tour, Bring On The Bollywood brings audiences new and old together for this delightfully romantic riot of Anglo-Indian exuberance.

Having lived in London for 14 years, Dr. Katrina Pawar is summoned to her ancestral home, the shabby and un-chic Lakshman Villa, for her younger brother’s wedding. Sensing an opportunity to finally make a match for their last unmarried child during the festivities, Katrina’s parents search for a potential suitor for their quick-witted and resolute daughter. As the good-looking Bollywood film director Amit arrives at Lakshman Villa, along with his newly eligible British personal assistant Ronny, Katrina must navigate the true course of love between East and West.

Inspired by classic Indian cinema, Bring On The Bollywood also revels in the shared dramatic heritage between the UK and India, as well as contemporary British Asian influences

Samir Bhamra says: “‘Bollywood’ is widely perceived to be a low-brow art-form that requires no skill. Not only is it – in my experience – the hardest art form to crack, but it shares more than people realise with the classical Western arts. Bollywood would not exist if it were not for Shakespeare being presented in British India, and soon adapted into local languages for the wider communities. Both traditions teach us valuable lessons about people and life, and that’s why they continue to connect so well.”

Bring On The Bollywood UK 2017 Tour Dates

Saturday 6 – Saturday 13 May 2017
Coventry, Belgrade Theatre
Box Office: 024 7655 3055
www.belgrade.co.uk

Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 May 2017
Ipswich, New Wolsey Theatre
Box Office: 01473 295900
www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 May 2017
London, Rose Theatre Kingston
Box Office: 020 8174 0090
www.rosetheatrekingston.org

Wednesday 31 May – Friday 2 June 2017
Doncaster, Cast
Box Office: 01302 303959
www.castindoncaster.com

Wednesday 13 – Saturday 17 June 2017
Hornchurch, Queens Theatre
Box Office: 01708 443333
www.queens-theatre.co.uk

Thursday 29 June – Saturday 1 July 2017
Poole, Lighthouse
Box Office: 01202 280000
www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 July 2017
London, artsdepot
Box Office: 020 8369 5454
www.artsdepot.co.uk

Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 July 2017
York, Theatre Royal
Box Office: 01904 623568
www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 July 2017
Oldham, Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Box Office: 0161 624 2829
www.coliseum.org.uk

Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 August
Cornwall, Hall for Cornwall
Box Office: 01872 262466
www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 August
Oxford, Oxford Playhouse
Box Office: 01865 305305
www.oxfordplayhouse.com

Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 August
Peterborough, Vivacity Peterborough
Box Office: 01733 207239
www.vivacity-peterborough.com

Phizzical Productions

Phizzical specialises in producing and commissioning classical, contemporary and popular arts influenced by Asian, Arabic and African cultures. It develops new talent, produce and tour new work across all art forms. Recent successes include Ram Lila, an outdoor commission by Leicester City Council for the largest Diwali celebrations outside India, a national tour of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, and singer Navin Kundra’s Tribute to Rajesh Khanna the first superstar of Bollywood.

For information visit www.phizzical.com

About Samir Bhamra

Bring On the Bollywood is directed by Artistic Director of Phizzical, Samir Bhamra, a multi-disciplinary artist and producer. In addition to his role as creative director of the London Asian Film Festival, Samir delivered three large scale performances during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He developed his skills at the National Theatre; he was seconded to the Royal Shakespeare Company working the World Shakespeare Festival. He is a controversial judge on Just Bollywood – the UKs leading inter-University dance competition since its inception three years ago.

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