BRITAIN’S GOT BHANGRA
Shake your shoulders, twist that lightbulb; this is the story of how Britain Got Bhangra!
Last weekend award winning musical Britain’s Got Bhangra opened at Watford Palace Theatre. The remixed and remastered show kicked off its national tour at the theatre on Friday 16th and will be there until Saturday 24th September before it moves on to other venues across the country this autumn and winter. (full list tour dates below)
Here’s a look at the new show: Britain's Got Bhangra 2011 Images
Britain’s Got Bhangra is a colourful musical produced by Rifco Arts in co-production with Watford Palace Theatre and Warwick Arts Centre. Winner of the ‘People’s Favourite Musical’ at the Offies 2010 and nominated for ‘Best Musical Production’ at the TMA awards, Britain’s Got Bhangra has new cast members and producers have revamped its script, set, music and costumes for 2011.
Writer and Director Pravesh Kumar, Rifco Arts: “We are very excited to be presenting a new version of Britain’s Got Bhangra to audiences. We have been working hard to make the show even bigger and better than last year. With the support of our co-producers Watford Palace Theatre and Warwick Arts Centre and the creative team we have redeveloped the show for 2011, cranking up the energy, entertainment, drama, humour, catchy songs and glitz.”
The story follows Twinkle, played by Shin from DCS, a farmer’s son from Punjab, India who comes to England to make a better living for himself and his wife. A gifted singer, he goes from being a van driver to a star in the growing Bhangra music scene of the 80’s. The imaginative musical set against the evolution of Bhangra music follows his personal journey of highs and lows over three decades.
Bring the family and move to the rhythm and bhangra! This show is guaranteed to have you dancing in the aisles!
'Britain's Got Bhangra is the latest production from Rifco Arts and it feels like a benchmark: a timely, big-hearted celebration' *****The Metro
‘a delight that brings the audience to its feet and introduces a new sound into the stale world of the British musical’ **** The Guardian
Britain’s Got Bhangra tickets are on sale now at all venues. The show is currently at Watford Palace Theatre until 24th September before embarking on a UK wide tour covering The Orchard Theatre in Dartford, Curve Theatre in Leicester, Hackney Empire in London, Theatre Royal Windsor, West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, Oldham Coliseum and Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry.
For more information visit: www.rifcoarts.com
Watford Palace Theatre, London 16th – 24th September
Orchard Theatre, Dartford 27th September – 1st October
Curve Theatre, Leicester 4th – 8th October
Hackney Empire, London 12th – 16th October
Theatre Royal Windsor 18th – 22nd October
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds 25th – 29th October
Oldham Coliseum 8th – 12 November
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry 15th – 27th November