London Palladium goes Beyond Bollywood with lavish show

Beyond Bollywood - Moht Mathur as Raghav
Moht Mathur as Raghav in Beyond Bollywood

How far would you go to bring a dream to life? Crossing oceans, risking all and sacrificing true love?

Beyond Bollywood brings the fire, heat and desire of Indian dance direct to the heart of London, making its UK debut at the Palladium on May 8.

The colour, energy and sheer exuberance of Bollywood has been created in a a new musical that explodes onto the West End stage direct from sell out performances in Mumbai.

Ana Ilmi as Shaily
Ana Ilmi (Shaily).

In the quest of fulfilling her mother’s dying wish Shaily Shergill leaves behind her home in Munich to journey India. Will her mother’s dream turn into reality?

With strong emphasis on Indian Classical folk dance, Beyond Bollywood is an exploration of Indian culture and tradition.

It showcases the diverse dance styles that span the continent including the traditional folk dancers Bihu, Garba, Kathak, Lezim, Bhangra and Kalbelia all feature in the production, performed by award-winning classical Indian and Bollywood dancers.

The show is written, choreographed and directed by Rajeev Goswami, with lyrics by Irfan Siddiqui and featuring an original score by Salim-Sulaiman.

Beyond Bollywood runs at The London Palladium, Argyll Street, from May 8-June 27.

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