We are taking bookings for our new autumn show 'How to Make a Killing in Bollywood', written and devised by Umar Ahmed and Manjot Sumal.
This is a musical comedy about two best friends who decide to quit their jobs in a fast food restaurant and head to Bollywood in search of fame and fortune. A play about friendship and ambition and the lengths people will go to realise their dreams, punctuated throughout with a fantastic sound track and infectious injections of Bollywood dance moves.
'From the minute the actors come bounding onto stage their exuberance reverberates through the auditorium catching everyone up in this tale of ambition, hope, friendship and Bollywood. Brilliantly choreographed and superbly acted against a simple backdrop, this show proves you don’t need a big budget to produce a big hit.' Fringe Review
'This musical successfully combines comedy and drama, as the main characters manoeuvre their way through the challenges thrown at them as second generation Asian Scottish citizens. Tired of their mundane soul destroying menial jobs and deflated by typecasting and stereotypes, two friends set off in an ambitious adventure into unknown territory, in order to fulfil unrealised potential. However, not all is as it seems and they soon encounter challenges to their friendship, and their naivety in relation to Bollywood is soon shattered. This lively play engages the audience in emotionally charged themes, upbeat Bollywood songs, and spectacular and beautifully choreographed dance routines. The energy of the dance routines can only be fully appreciated with live performances such as this. This play is a must for Bollywood fans and those who appreciate fine theatre. The poetic descriptions of India gave the audience an insight into the incongruence of the chaos and magical allure of the land, which held hope of success for the two friends. It was a lovely experience and highly recommended.' Studio Bradford
'A clever and ambitious play. Yet it’s almost-inevitable climax remains a surprise, quite a shocking one at that, which the play manages because of its expert juxtaposition and blending of dark and light, both visually and metaphorically. It’s a play of light and dark; a play of life and death; a play of laughter and sorrow.'
So give Hilary a call on 01665 602586 or email on [email protected]
We are still having a think about Christmas. we have a workshop in March and will be throwing around (considering) ideas at that point.