Bring On The Bollywood Online Stream

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Showing on:
Mon 5 April 2021
Mercury Online

Phizzical in association with Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Vivacity Key Theatre, Peterborough, present:

Bring on the Bollywood

Created by Samir Bhamra, the master of authentic Bollywood inspired work, Bring On The Bollywood is a digital recording of the Bollywood dance-theatre extravaganza that toured nationally in 2017. Bringing a festival of colour and Bollywood magic, Bring On The Bollywood is a treat for audiences new and old looking for a delightfully romantic riot of Anglo-Indian exuberance.

Having lived in London for 14 years, Dr. Katrina Pawar is summoned to her ancestral home, the shabby and un-chic Lakshman Villa, for her younger brother’s wedding. Sensing an opportunity to finally make a match for their last unmarried child during the festivities, Katrina’s parents search for a potential suitor for their quick-witted and resolute daughter. As the good-looking Bollywood film director Amit arrives at Pawar Haveli, along with his newly eligible British personal assistant Ronny, Katrina must navigate the true course of love between East and West.

Inspired by classic Indian cinema, Bring On The Bollywood revels in the shared dramatic heritage between the UK and India, as well as contemporary British Asian influences

Samir Bhamra says: “Filming Bring on the Bollywood was a passion project! We wanted to create a film-like digital experience with this show. This joyful show was filmed with five cameras with a crane and a live audience in 2017. The process to edit every sequence took a long time because Phizzical is a small project funded company and this could only be completed during lockdown, supporting a number of freelancers.”

“‘Bollywood’ is widely perceived to be a low-brow art-form that requires no skill. Not only is it – in my experience – the hardest art form to crack, but it shares more than people realise with the classical Western arts. Bollywood would not exist if it were not for Shakespeare being presented in British India, and soon adapted into local languages for the wider communities. The musical is filled with Western and Bollywood theatre and films ensuring that everyone will discover different cultures, people and life. This is my step towards finding a hybrid artform that speaks to all.”

Bring On the Bollywood is directed by Artistic Director of Phizzical, Samir Bhamra, a multi-disciplinary artist and producer. In addition to his role as Creative Director of the UK Asian Film Festival, Bhamra is also the 2021 Senior Producer at Belgrade Theatre Coventry working on the theatre’s Coventry UK City of Culture offer. He has delivered three large scale performances during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He developed his skills at the National Theatre; he was seconded to the Royal Shakespeare Company working the World Shakespeare Festival. He is a controversial judge on Just Bollywood – the UKs leading inter-University dance competition since its inception three years ago.

Bring On The Bollywood was supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Grant.

Important Information

This ticket entitles you to watch an ONLINE streaming of Bring On The Bollywood.
You will be able to use this ticket from the 26th March until 5th April.
Your link, password and instructions to access the performance at home will be emailed to you the day before the event. Please do check your email junk folders for the email from the Mercury, and if you have any problems please email
If you’re wondering which performance to book for please be aware you can watch the show at any time from the date you purchase a pass until 6th April. However to help us maintain the quality of your viewing it is good for us to know what day you’re watching so we advise selecting the performance on the day you plan to watch the stream.

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