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Bollywood on a national theatre tour – A comedic romp of East meets West

Bring On The Bollywood - UK Tour 2017Created by Samir Bhamra, the master of authentic Bollywood inspired work, Bring On The Bollywood is a brand new Bollywood dance-theatre extravaganza. 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: “‘ollywood’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 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.

Bring On The Bollywood UK 2017 Tour Dates
www.phizzical.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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