Bring On The Bollywood is to tour the UK this summer.
Created by Samir Bhamra the stage show is inspired by classic Indian cinema and contemporary British Asian influences.
The national theatre tour begins on 6 May taking in Coventry, Oldham and Ipswich among others.
The musical was a finalist in the Asian Media Awards Best Stage Production category at the 2016 awards.
The story revolves around character Dr. Katrina Pawar who 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.
Samir Bhamra said, “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, 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.
He developed his skills at the National Theatre; he was seconded to the Royal Shakespeare Company working the World Shakespeare Festival.
He is a judge on Just Bollywood – a dance competition.
Bring On The Bollywood UK 2017 Tour Dates
Saturday 6 – Saturday 13 May
Box Office: 024 7655 3055
Coventry, Belgrade Theatre
Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 May
Box Office: 01473 295900
Ipswich, New Wolsey Theatre
Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 May
Box Office: 020 8174 0090
London, Rose Theatre Kingston
Wednesday 31 May – Friday 2 June
Box Office: 01302 303959
Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 June
Box Office: 01708 443333
Hornchurch, Queens Theatre
Thursday 29 June – Saturday 1 July
Box Office: 01202 280000
Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 July
Box Office: 020 8369 5454
Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 July
Box Office: 01904 623568
York, Theatre Royal
Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 July
Box Office: 0161 624 2829
Oldham, Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 August
Box Office: 01872 262466
Cornwall, Hall for Cornwall
Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 August
Box Office: 01865 305305
Oxford, Oxford Playhouse
Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 August
Box Office: 01733 207239
Peterborough, Vivacity Peterborough