A GLITTERING NEW STORY OF LOVE AND BETRAYAL SET IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF BOLLYWOOD CINEMA
Written and Directed by Samir Bhamra
Original Bollywood songs courtesy of Saregama Plc.
Musical Direction by Hinal Pattani
New songs by Robby Khela
Set to a sizzling soundtrack of iconic Bollywood songs from the 70s and 80s, with a cast of 11, live music and vibrant costumes, Bombay Superstar brings the riot of colour, music, romance, and melodrama from the Bollywood big screen flamboyantly to life on stage.
Based on the films and songs of Bollywood icons like Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha, Bombay Superstar is the story of Laila, a blooming starlet and her romance with the dashing hero Sikandar. They star together in blockbuster musicals, where heroes wear their hearts on their sleeves and rescue beautiful damsels from the clutches of villains on the mean streets of Bombay. As their passion secretly grows, the intensity of their emotions threatens to burn everything in the city of hope and dreams – will there be a happily ever after for the star-crossed lovers?
Bombay Superstar is the 50th show from Phizzical, who create bold, adventurous work which brings new perspectives to South Asian stories, challenges the status quo, and empowers the next generation of theatre makers.
“Great fun – sequinned Bollywood musical pastiche that lightly critiques sexism in the industry’s golden age”
“If you love old Bollywood songs and scandal, make sure you watch it”
“A spectacular performance and love the musical score taking us down memory lane”
“A full on entertainer! Whistling and clapping all the way”
“A riot of colour”
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