‘The Merchants of Bollywood’ comes to Showcase Cinema this Friday.

Captured live in Digital HD from the stage at the Tivoli Theatre in Barcelona, the internationally acclaimed theatre production is a vision from director Toby Gough.

The musical has already been seen by over two million people during international sell-out tours, and features a cast of 40 performers who are direct from the Film City Mumbai, the home of Bollywood Cinema.

‘The Merchants of Bollywood’ captures the essence of India in a high energy performance that overflows with dance, colour, music and sparkle and will excite the senses of not only Bollywood enthusiasts, but also those experiencing the Hindi film industry for the first time.

Based on the true story of the Merchant family dynasty, the plot traces the history of the Bollywood film industry through Ayesha, and her rebellion with the traditional Hindi dance culture of her Grandfather’s era.

The role of Ayesha is based upon Vaibhavi Merchant and her family’s celebrated legacy in the film industry, and it is Vaibhavi, a celebrated Bollywood choreographer, who created the dance sequences in the lavish musical.

‘The Merchants of Bollywood’ is filled with a mixture of laughter, romance and melodrama, as the conflict between tradition and modernity at the heart of Bollywood unfolds. Showcase Cinema presents this performance of extravagant escapism at its best at the following locations: • Showcase Nottingham • Showcase Peterborough • Showcase Birmingham • Showcase Leeds • Showcase Coventry • Showcase Dudley • Showcase Manchester • Showcase Newham • Showcase Reading • Showcase Cardiff • Showcase Walsall • Showcase Bluewater • Showcase Cinema de Lux Leicester • Showcase Cinema de Lux Derby • Showcase Cinema de Lux Bristol Tickets are available now from the box office, online at www.cinemadelux.co.uk, via the Showcase mobile app or through the 24 hour ticket hotline on 0871 220 1000. General tickets are priced at £10, with students and Insider members priced at £7.

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