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Britain’s Got Bhangra returns for UK Tour

The 2011 Company of Britain's Got Bhangra
The 2011 Company of Britain’s Got Bhangra (Photo Credit – David Fisher)

After successful runs in 2010 and 2011, the five-star hit musical Britain’s Got Bhangra returns for a UK Tour Autumn 2015 in a new production, opening at Manchester Palace Theatre on Thursday 3rd September, with press night on Monday 7th September 2015.

Following the rise of British Bhangra from the sequin-clad 80s through to the RnB fusion in today’s charts, Britain’s Got Bhangra follows Twinkle, a farmer’s son from Punjab, India who comes to England to make a better living for himself and his wife. A gifted singer, he goes from making a living as a van driver in Southall to becoming a rising star in the fast-growing Bhangra music scene. Winner of the ‘People’s Favourite Musical’ at the 2010 Offie Awards, this imaginative musical takes a journey though multicultural Britain and the evolution of a music scene.

Britain’s Got Bhangra is written and directed by Pravesh Kumar of award-winning British Asian Theatre Company Rifco Arts. Rifco’s other productions include The Deranged Marriage, Happy Birthday Sunita and Break the Floorboards.

Britain’s Got Bhangra is produced by Sell a Door Theatre Company. Formed in 2007, Sell a Door creates touring productions aimed at engaging young adults in live theatre. Current productions include the UK Tours of Avenue Q, The History Boys and Jekyll and Hyde.

Britain’s Got Bhangra is written and directed by Pravesh Kumar, with music and Bhangra direction by Sumeet Chopra. English Lyrics are by Dougal Irvine with Punjabi lyrics by Bittu Denowalia. Britain’s Got Bhangra is produced by Sell a Door Theatre Company, and was originally co-produced by Rifco Arts and Theatre Royal Stratford East in association with Warwick Arts Centre.

David Hutchinson from Sell a Door Theatre said: “We are delighted to be opening our autumn season at Manchester Palace Theatre with this critically acclaimed smash hit musical. The writers have created a fantastic celebration of dance and culture within the modern narrative of a talented artist aspiring to fulfil their dreams. In the reality TV age, his story taps into the aspirations of so many, against the colourful backdrop of the British Asian community. We look forward to reaching out to new and returning audiences across the UK with Britain’s Got Bhangra.

Casting to be announced.

TOUR LISTINGS
Thursday 3 – Saturday 12 September 2015
MANCHESTER Palace Theatre
Press Night: Monday 7 September, 7.30pm
Box Office www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/palace-theatre-manchester/ | 0844 871 3019
ON SALE NOW

Monday 14 – Saturday 19 September 2015
BRISTOL Hippodrome
Box Office www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/bristol-hippodrome-theatre/ | 0844 871 3012
ON SALE NOW

Monday 21 – Saturday 26 September 2015
GLASGOW King’s Theatre
Box Office www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/kings-theatre-glasgow/ | 0844 871 7648
ON SALE NOW

Monday 28 September – Saturday 3 October 2015
WIMBLEDON New Theatre
Box Office www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/new-wimbledon-theatre/ | 0844 871 7646
ON SALE NOW

Monday 12 – Saturday 17 October 2015
BIRMINGHAM Alexandra Theatre
Box Office www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/alexandra-theatre-birmingham/|0844 871 3011
ON SALE NOW

Monday 19 – Saturday 24 October 2015
WINDSOR Theatre Royal
Box Office www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk | 01753 853 888
ON SALE NOW

Monday 26 – Wednesday 28 October 2015
WATFORD Colosseum
Box Office www.watfordcolosseum.co.uk | 0845 075 3993
ON SALE NOW

Thursday 29 – Saturday 31 October 2015
BRADFORD Alhambra
Box Office www.bradford-theatres.co.uk | 01274 432000
ON SALE NOW

Monday 30th March 2015

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