If you love the seventies and Sholay then you are going to love this!

Rifco Theatre Company and Watford Palace Theatre have announced the tour dates to the Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti play ' Dishoom'.

Written by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti and directed by Pravesh Kumar the play opens at Watford Palace Theatre before touring Derby, Oldham, the Warwick Arts Centre and the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch.

Summer 1978, Simon and his friends should be looking forward to leaving school, but the National Front are on the streets, Simon's Bibi is ashamed of him and his Dad spends his life hiding in the pub.

When Simon's cousin Baljit comes to stay, she introduces him to the Bollywood classic, Sholay. Inspired by the film’s dynamic duo, Jai and Veeru, Simon and Baljit find their inner superheroes and set out to change their world forever. 

Seventeen-year-old Bilal Khan makes his professional stage debut in the lead role of Simon. Bilal was born with cerebral palsy and will be taking on the role of a young man with a disability who is struggling to find his place in the world around him.

He said,  “I can’t wait to start my first professional acting journey with this leading British Asian theatre company. Pravesh and the team have been really supportive throughout this opportunity from assistance with my touring needs to professional development workshops.

"I am honoured to be involved with this brilliant piece of new writing.”

Artistic Directer Pravesh Kumar said, “Gurpreet's funny, heart-warming and political new play shines a spotlight on attitudes to disability in the South Asian community, something we really need to talk about.

"I am thrilled to be working with Bilal Khan who will be making his debut in a leading role on our main stage tour. 2018 is an important moment for the UK and this story, set in 1978, with the rise of the right and attitudes to difference on the up. A bleak reminder of history on repeat.” 

Here are the confirmed dates

Watford Palace Theatre

Wednesday 12 September – 22 September

watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk 01923 225671

Queens Theatre Hornchurch

Tuesday 25 September – Saturday 29 September

01708 443333 www.queens-theatre.co.uk

Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Tuesday 2 October – Saturday 13 October 

www.coliseum.org.uk 0161 624 2829

Warwick Arts Centre

Tuesday 16 October – Saturday 20 October 

www.warwickartscentre.co.uk 024 7652 4524

Derby Theatre

Tuesday 23 October – Saturday 27 October

01332 59 39 39 www.derbytheatre.co.uk

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