A leading theatre company has unveiled details of a new musical which follows the story of a young British Asian woman who heads to Bollywood.

'Frankie Goes to Bollywood: a billion-colour love story' opens at Rifco Theatre Company in April 2024.

As Frankie embarks on her colourful journey to stardom, she begins to discover all that glitters is not gold. But how much of herself is she willing to sacrifice in pursuit of the ‘Bollywood dream?’.

Pravesh Kumar MBE, Artistic Director of Rifco Theatre Company, said: “In my decade working in Bollywood I collected so many stories of young people with bright eyes looking for the spotlight, who got chewed up and spat out by the nepotistic machine.

"Women are constantly objectified by the industry, and I wanted to tell a story about these issues that also embraces what we love about Bollywood.

"This show brings all the vibrancy of a Bollywood musical, and is also very funny with some larger-than-life characters, but I decided it’s time to we held up a mirror to the Bollywood film industry and exposed its darker side too.”

The musical tour kicks off at Watford Palace Theatre (25 April - 11 May 2024) before heading to HOME Manchester (15 – 25 May 2024) and then embarking on a national tour. More venues and cast details to be announced in the coming months.

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