Bhangra Nation - A New Musical is dazzling audiences in Birmingham during its opening week.

Bhangra Nation is a pulsating new show about competitive Bhangra dancing, which will runs at the Birmingham Rep until 16 March.  

As the Uni Bhangra dance team wait nervously backstage to find out if they’ve made it to Nationals, the real showdown has already begun as team mates Preeti and Mary clash over what Bhangra really means to them.

Whilst Preeti believes that the team needs to stick to tradition, Mary is passionate about shaking things up to belong to today.

When a huge row changes the team forever, Mary and Preeti start on journeys of discovery into what they stand for and who they want to be.

Tony Award-winning producers Mara Isaacs (Hadestown) and Tom Kirdahy (Hadestown and The Inheritance) said: "‘Bhangra Nation – A New Musical is a joyful, exuberant celebration of Bhangra and a deeply felt exploration of identity and community among young people finding their own way forward in the world.

"We can’t imagine a better home to help launch Bhangra Nation in the UK than in Birmingham!"

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Birmingham Rep Artistic Director Sean Foley added: "I am beyond thrilled to be welcoming the amazing cast, the award-winning producing team, the extraordinary international creative team, and this spectacular show, to the Birmingham Rep. 

"In a City that has a claim to be the modern centre of Bhangra, I’m looking forward to seeing the show connecting with both our South Asian communities, and with all audiences looking for a great night out. The Rep is a theatre for everyone, and I hope many people who perhaps will have never been to the theatre before will come along to enjoy the sheer talent involved in this feel-good new musical."

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The cast includes:  Zaynah Ahmed (Preeti), Gregory Armand (Jake), Siobhan Athwal (Sunita), Tia Antoine Charles (Lily), Lydia Danistan (Shilpa), Iván Fernández González (Billy), Kuldeep Goswami (Mohan), Bob Harms (Wallace), Raimu Itfum (Varun), Romaya Jey (Swing), Sophie Kandola (New Mary), Arysha Kelly (Shetal), Ai Kumar (Constance), Aaron Mistry (Swing), Jena Pandya (Mary), Ajay Sahota (Gobind), Edward Turner (Swing), Leo Udvarlaky (Bob), Mervin Noronha (Amit) and Kyle Evans (Noah).
The show originally premiered at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego in 2022 under the title Bhangin’ It.

For tickets CLICK HERE