Friday, 24 January 2014

How To Make A Killing In Bollywood (theatre)

Something a bit different for Valentine's Day is on offer at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre on Seaside when the Scottish NLP Theatre Company stage their production of How To Make A Killing In Bollywood. The play was written and devised by Umar Ahmed and Manjot Sumal, and directed by Umar Ahemd. It was produced by Scott Kyle, NLP Theatre Company/Regal Theatre, Bathgate.

This brand new comedy introduces us two best friends (Raza and Gurjit) who decide to quit their jobs in a takeaway restaurant and head to India to pursue their Bollywood fantasies. As they begin to pursue their dreams, events don't quite go to plan and their friendship is tested to its limits. Just how far are the boys willing to go to realise their dreams?

Punctuated with well-choreographed, vibrant Bollywood style dance numbers and a fantastic soundtrack, the story takes us from the Magic Grill takeaway to the teeming streets of Mumbai in a tale of ambition, hope and friendship - everything you need to Make A Killing In Bollywood!

I found an extensive review on Jake Campbell's blog of a performance in Paisley last year. It does include some spoilers.

Royal Hippodrome, Fri 14th Feb, 19:30.
Tickets £15 adults, £11 concessions, available online, by calling 01323 412000, or in person from the Eastbourne Theatres Box Office and Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre.