Phizzical presents ‘Bring On The Bollywood’ UK tour

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Event: Bring On The Bollywood
Venue: Throughout UK
When: From 6th May – 26th August 2017

Created 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

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 is directed by Artistic Director of Phizzical, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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