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RIFCO, Watford Palace Theatre and Queens' Theatre, Hornchurch presents
Book by Pravesh Kumar
Music by Sumeet Chopra
Lyrics by Dougal Irvine
Is this the story that inspired Romeo and Juliet?
From the creators of the award-winning Britain’s Got Bhangra (People’s Favourite Musical – Off West End Awards), comes a new contemporary musical, retelling the greatest love story from the east – Laila and Majnu.
In modern day Bradford, Laila takes shelter from a raging storm in an old bookshop, where she chances upon a book with her name on it. She is compelled to open the book and is consumed by the story - Laila finds herself in an old story and on a new journey…
From the Persian deserts, the bittersweet story of star-crossed lovers Laila and Majnu, has been passed down through verse and song over centuries. The story of young love and feuding families is given a modern musical twist, taking you across the sands of time.
Qays Reece Bahia
Abba Ravin J Ganatra
Laila Mona Goodwin
Atif Kush Khanna
Tabrez Sami Lamine
Zeenat Sheena Patel
Ensemble Vedi Roy
Ensemble Yinka Williams
Sufi Singer Asif Raza
Indian Percussion Sunil Kalyan
Guitars Pammi Saib
Drums Vikaash Sankadecha
Book by: Pravesh Kumar
Music by: Sumeet Chopra
Lyrics by: Dougal Irvine
Director: Pravesh Kumar
Designer: Libby Watson
Costume Designer: Andy Kumar
Lighting Designer: Philip Gladwell
Sound Designer: Ben Harrison
Movement Director: Cressida Carré
Musical Director, Orchestration and Arrangements: Benjamin Holder
Indian Orchestration and Arrangements: Sumeet Chopra
Casting Director: Debbie O’Brien
Puppets Designed and Made by: Matthew Robins
★★★★½ "Outstandingly good"
Definitely in my top 3 favourites, and I've seen many. Excellent performance, amazing singing and dancing. A must see. Thank you to the fantastic cast, and to the Wolsey.
Outstanding! It was classy, funny, touching and emotional, all rolled into a beautiful performance! The music and the singing was superb! Well done Rifco Arts! And thank you Wolsey!
Just seen one of the best shows the Wolsey has staged. A wonderful musical with incredibly strong cast, such singing, dancing, innovative scenery and fast paced story as you could hope to see.
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