Stunning celebration of Bollywood to come to Oldham Coliseum

A STUNNING celebration of Bollywood is stopping off at Oldham Coliseum Theatre in August as part of a national theatre tour.

Bring On The Bollywood is a brand new Bollywood dance-theatre extravaganza, created by Samir Bhamra, the master of authentic Bollywood inspired work.

Bringing a festival of colour and Bollywood magic in a major new nationwide tour, audiences new and old will love 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 said: “‘Bollywood’ is widely perceived to be a low-brow art-form that requires no skill. Not only is it 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.

Bring on the Bollywood is presented by Phizzical in association with Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Vivacity Key Theatre, Peterborough.

The show is touring the UK from May 6 to August 26, including performances at the Oldham Coliseum from August, Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5. Tickets are available by calling the box office: 01872 262466 or online: www.coliseum.org.uk 

For more information and tour dates go online: www.phizzical.com

 

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