Taking Bollywood to Berwick

A North East theatre company is back on tour, bringing its latest production to the stage in Berwick this weekend.

Thursday, 29th September 2016, 9:36 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:04 pm
Northumberland Theatre Company and Bijli Productions production of HOW TO MAKE A KILLING IN BOLLYWOOD written and devised by Umar Ahmed and Manjot Sumal directed by Umar Achmed designed by Michelle Huitson

Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC) is presenting How to Make a Killing in Bollywood at the Maltings on Saturday.

Touring to family audiences in small venues in towns and villages in the region and beyond, the cast of four will burst onto the stage with a comedy drama about two best friends who decide to quit their jobs in a fast food restaurant and head to Bollywood in search of fame and fortune. But just how far are the boys willing to go to realise their dreams?

The show features a fantastic soundtrack and is punctuated throughout with infectious injections of Bollywood dance moves.

It follows Scottish-based actor Raza Khan, who is turned down for another acting role. He is faced with the stark reality of a lifetime of working in the family take-away, serving chips and cheese to the local wide-boys. But before consigning himself to this nightmare he wants one last chance to try to make it big and show the world what he is truly capable of.

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Where better to hit the dizzying heights of fame and fortune than a place where there are a thousand roles for guys like him?

Four actors are taking the show on the road, including trainee stage manager Munya Redman-Bayasi.

NTC director Gillian Hambleton said: “Our remit is take imaginative and accessible theatre to rural venues and also give the next generation of theatre technicians a chance to hone their craft through our trainee scheme, and this year is no different. We’re very pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to Munya, who will hopefully gain a great deal of experience touring with this production.”

The show takes place at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12.50, £10 concs, £11 over 60s. Book online at maltingsberwick.co.uk or call 01289 330999.