Laila – The Musical

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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.

Cast & Creatives

Laila Cast — Meet the Cast

Qays Reece Bahia

Abba Ravin J Ganatra

Laila Mona Goodwin

Atif Kush Khanna

Tabrez Sami Lamine

Zeenat Sheena Patel

Ensemble Vedi Roy

Father Shin

Ensemble Yinka Williams


Sufi Singer Asif Raza

Indian Percussion Sunil Kalyan

Guitars Pammi Saib

Drums Vikaash Sankadecha

Laila Creatives — Meet the Creatives

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

Reviews of Laila – The Musical

What the press say

★★★★½ "Outstandingly good"

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What the public say

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.

jayne percival-dean

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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