The five-star hit musical Britain’s Got Bhangra returns to tour the UK this autumn in a brand new production from Sell a Door Theatre Company. It opens at Manchester Palace Theatre in September.
Charting the rise of British Bhangra from the sequin-clad 80s through to the RnB fusion in today’s charts, Britain’s Got Bhangra follows Twinkle, 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 making a living as a van driver in Southall to becoming a rising star in the fast-growing Bhangra music scene.
Winner of the ‘People’s Favourite Musical’ at the 2010 Offie Awards, audiences are taken on a musical journey though multicultural Britain and the evolution of a music scene.
Britain’s Got Bhangra is written and directed by Pravesh Kumar of award-winning British Asian Theatre Company Rifco Arts. Rifco’s other productions include The Deranged Marriage, Happy Birthday Sunita and Break the Floorboards.
David Hutchinson, from Sell a Door Theatre, said: “The writers have created a fantastic celebration of dance and culture within the modern narrative of a talented artist aspiring to fulfil their dreams.
“In the reality TV age, his story taps into the aspirations of so many, against the colourful backdrop of the British Asian community”.
2015 tour dates
September 3-12,MANCHESTER Palace Theatre
September 14-19, BRISTOL Hippodrome
September 21-26, GLASGOW King’s Theatre
September 28-October 3, WIMBLEDON New Theatre
October 12-17, BIRMINGHAM Alexandra Theatre
October 19-24, WINDSOR Theatre Royal
October 26-28, WATFORD Colosseum
October 29-31, BRADFORD Alhambra.