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Britain's Got Bhangra - Tech Week

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Here's a look at how the cast, crew and creatives of Britain's Got Bhangra prepared for the tour.

Winner of the ‘People’s Favourite Musical’ at the Offies 2010 and nominated for ‘Best Musical Production’ at the TMA awards, Britain’s got Bhangra opened at Watford Palace Theatre on 16th September and has embarked on an eight venue tour around the country for this autumn and winter.

After a very successful debut last year, with five-star reviews and sold out shows, Rifco Arts were approached by venues and producers to bring the show back for 2011. Work started in February this year to bring audiences a new version of the hit musical, with changes being made to the cast, music, set, costume and script.

Tech week is when the cast, crew and creatives take the show from the rehearsal room to the stage. This is the week rehearsals finally take place with the new set, the cast get into their costumes and the technical and production team work their way through sound check, lighting and set changes.

Writer and Director Pravesh Kumar, Rifco Arts: “We are very excited to be presenting a new version of Britain’s Got Bhangra to audiences. We have been working hard to make the show even bigger and better than last year. With the support of our co-producers Watford Palace Theatre and Warwick Arts Centre and the creative team we have redeveloped the show for 2011, cranking up the energy, entertainment, drama, humour, catchy songs and glitz.”

The story 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 being a van driver to a star in the growing Bhangra music scene of the 80’s. The imaginative musical set against the evolution of Bhangra music follows his personal journey of highs and lows over three decades. Real life Bhangra star Shin of the group DCS reprises his role of Twinkle Singh; Natasha Jayetileke (The Lion King, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) plays the villain Shinde; Sohm Kapila (Coronation Street, Doctors, Silver Street) plays Twinkles devoted wife Jussi; Michael Taibi (Jekyll and Hyde, Annie Get your Gun, Grease) takes on the role of Rocky; Jason Denton plays the young Jason (Hot Stuff, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) and Rifco Arts audience favourite Rina Fatania (Deranged Marriage, Bombay Dreams) returns.

Bring the family and move to the rhythm and bhangra! This show is guaranteed to have you dancing in the aisles!

Show dates:

Watford Palace Theatre, London 16th – 24th September

Orchard Theatre, Dartford 27th September – 1st October

Curve Theatre, Leicester 4th – 8th October

Hackney Empire, London 12th – 16th October

Theatre Royal Windsor 18th – 22nd October

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds 25th – 29th October

Oldham Coliseum 8th – 12 November

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry 15th – 27th November


For information more information visit: www.rifcoarts.com

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Twitter: @rifcoarts

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luky123
0 #1 luky123 2011-10-08 00:32
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