Dance / News

Choreography master class with Farah Khan

Self-taught dancer Farah Khan is arguably India’s most prolific choreographer –  from ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ and ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ to ‘Vanity Fair’ and ‘Bombay Dreams’ her credits include some of the most iconic film and stage productions of the past 25 years.  The multi-talented Khan is also the director of blockbuster hits such as …

Talent development

Bring on the Bollywood – The Auditions Terms and Conditions

BollyIdol is organised by Phizzical Productions Limited (“the Organiser”).

BollyIdol is open only to Applicants who have the right to work in the UK, Switzerland and European Economic Area (EEA) countries.

BollyIdol is open to professional and non-professional/emerging performers (aged 18 years or over at the first rehearsal date) only. The Applicant under the age of 18 …

News / Performance

The Smile of Despair is cast!

Shahid Iqbal Khan’s new play The Smile of Despair will premiere at Embrace Arts as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival. Directed by Madeleine Oaten, the performances are scheduled for Thu 5 and Fri 6 February 2015. Television presenter and Bollywood actor Omar Khan returns to Phizzical with acclaimed actress Avita Jay and supported by …

Subhash Viman, Morphed
Dance / News

Morphed – New York Times review

Subhash Viman performed Morphed at the Erasing Borders Indoor Festival held at the Michael Schimell Center for the Arts in September 2015.

Brian Seibert from New York Times described him as an “uncommon shape-shifter”. Read the full review.

Dance / News

Dance Audition: Search for Umrao Jaan

Phizzical in association with Embrace Arts is re-imagining Umrao Jaan Ada by Mirza Hadi Ruswa in a fresh and adventurous dance narrative production. This is a decadent tale of love, exploitation and reconciliation choreographed by Sonia Sabri with music composed by Devesh Sodha, live tabla by Rishii Chowdhury and written by Samir Bhamra.

Saturday 2 August …

Melodies on the Blink
Dance / Music

Melodies on the Brink


Rishii ChowdhuryAkash ParekhSpeaking HandsEmbrace Arts at Richard Attenborough centreKesha Raithata

Melodies on the Brink is a world classical music concert by Speaking Hands that commemorates the First World War. The concert features three new compositions by Rishii Chowdhury and Akash Parekh that remembers the fevered atmosphere of the war and honours the courage of local …